Liu Qibao

New propaganda chief reappears, calls for greater internet control

Liu Qibao is back with a mission statement for China's internet censors, and the language has shifted only slightly from that often used by his predecessor, Li Changchun.

Friday, 4 January, 2013, 9:45pm

Report on propaganda chief Liu Qibao released

Liu Qibao. Photo: Xinhua

A report about the recent official activities of Liu Qibao, the new propaganda chief whose conspicuous absence from the limelight for nine days has sparked intense speculation among overseas media and pundits, was released yesterday by Xinhua.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:12pm

Hu ally appointed propaganda chief

Liu Qibao has been appointed China's propaganda chief. Photo: Reuters

Liu Qibao, a close ally of President Hu Jintao, has been appointed the country's propaganda chief, with analyst saying they expect he will maintain the hardline press controls of his predecessor.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:26am