The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has set up an information department, according to news released by the Xinhua News Agency on January 8.
At a press conference on December 27, 2007, Cai Wu, minister of the State Council Information Office, said: "The Information Department of the Ministry of National Defense is now underway. Details regarding a spokesperson will be released soon. The department will provide information services for both domestic and foreign media."
According to the Xinhua News Agency, the Information Department of China's Ministry of National Defense announced on January 8 that Timothy Keating, the US Pacific Command commander-in-chief, would visit China from Jan. 13 to 16. However, the report didn't give any details regarding an official spokesperson.
(China.org.cn by Wu Nanlan January 10, 2008)