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The Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China, later officially called in English the Publicity Department, is an internal division of the Communist Party of China in charge of ideology-related work, as well as its propaganda system. It is not formally considered to be part of the Government of the People's Republic of China, but enforces media censorship and control in China, even though no state law explicitly gives it such authority. It was founded in May 1924, and was suspended during the Cultural Revolution, until it was restored in October 1977. It is an important organ in China's propaganda system, and its inner operations are highly secretive. Its current head is Liu Qibao. (via Freebase)