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Debut of Chinese Communist Party’s 11 Spokespersons

The International Communication Office of the CCP’s Central Committee shares the same office with the PRC government’s press office or Information Office of the State Council, and its head, Wang Cheng. Quite uncommon in a democratic political system, this is a reality of single-party state.

On June 30, the eve of the 89th anniversary of the CCP, Wang led spokespeople from 11 agencies under the party’s Central Committee into the briefing room packed with domestic and foreign journalists. The agencies represented included: The Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Organization Department, the Propaganda Department, the United Front Work Department, the International Liaison Department, the Taiwan Work Office, the International Communication Office, the Party School, the Party Literature Research Center, the Party History Research Center, and the Archives Bureau. Five out of the 11 took questions from journalists.

Source: Xinhua, June 30, 2010