The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China was established in 2008 as a department under the State Council responsible for the administration of China’s industrial branches and information industry.
The main responsibilities of the ministry:
-To determine China’s industrial planning, policies and standards
-To monitor the daily operation of industrial branches
-To promote the development of major technological equipment and innovation concerning the communication sector
-To guide the construction of information system
-To safeguard China’s information security.