The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (Sarft) and the General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP) are merged into State General Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television. Photo: Xinhua The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (Sarft) and the General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP) are merged into State General Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television. Photo: Xinhua
The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (Sarft) and the General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP) are merged into State General Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television. Photo: Xinhua

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The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (Sarft) and the General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP) are merged into State General Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television. Photo: Xinhua The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (Sarft) and the General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP) are merged into State General Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television. Photo: Xinhua
The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (Sarft) and the General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP) are merged into State General Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television. Photo: Xinhua
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