Beijing promotes senior propaganda official to head up ministry as the country seeks to present itself abroad as a modern major nation.
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Monday, 29 December, 2014
The national legislature approved the appointment of 59-year-old Luo
Shugang, the top deputy chief of the Communist Party's Publicity
Department, as it concluded a bi-monthly session.
Luo has written extensively in party publications on reform of the
culture sector, proposing the area be further opened up and its overseas
links expanded to burnish China's soft power. Introducing the nation to
the world as a modern major country has been part of President Xi
Jinping's much-touted "China Dream". But Luo's official biography is
brief compared with those of other ministers.