Li Shulei, formerly No 2 in the central propaganda department, has been confirmed as Communist Party propaganda chief. Among his first tasks was to present a report on the recent 20th party congress. Photo: CCTV
Li Shulei, formerly No 2 in the central propaganda department, has been confirmed as Communist Party propaganda chief. Among his first tasks was to present a report on the recent 20th party congress. Photo: CCTV

Politburo newcomer and Xi protégé confirmed as China’s new propaganda chief before presenting summary of party congress

  • Li Shulei, 58, reported on the five-yearly party conclave to Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress
  • Li will enforce Xi Jinping’s vision on ideology, films, internet and media and is expected to spearhead Beijing’s drive to shape global narrative on China

Li Shulei, formerly No 2 in the central propaganda department, has been confirmed as Communist Party propaganda chief. Among his first tasks was to present a report on the recent 20th party congress. Photo: CCTV
Li Shulei, formerly No 2 in the central propaganda department, has been confirmed as Communist Party propaganda chief. Among his first tasks was to present a report on the recent 20th party congress. Photo: CCTV
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