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Ministry of Natural Resources of the People's Republic of China
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Zìyuánzīyuánbù
Agency overview
Formed19 March 2018; 5 years ago (2018-03-19)
Preceding agencies
TypeConstituent Department of the State Council (cabinet-level executive department)
JurisdictionGovernment of China
Minister responsible
Deputy Ministers responsible
Agency executives
Parent agencyState Council
Child agency
  • National Forestry and Grasslands Administration (NFGA)
Websitewww.mnr.gov.cn Edit this at Wikidata
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese中华人民共和国自然资源
Traditional Chinese中華人民共和國自然資源

The Ministry of Natural Resources is an executive-department of the State Council of the People's Republic of China which is responsible for natural resources in the country. It is the 14th-ranking department of the State Council.

It was formed on 19 March 2018, taking on the responsibilities of the now-defunct Ministry of Land and Resources, State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping and State Oceanic Administration, with additional responsibilities coming from other departments and ministries.


On March 19, 2018, the Government of the People's Republic of China announced the simultaneous creation of the Ministry of Natural Resources and dissolution of the Ministry of Land and Resources, State Oceanic Administration, and State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping. That same day, Lu Hao was elected Minister of Natural Resources.[1] In 2019, the Ministry held its first international forum on nature protection.[2]: 149 


According to regulations concerning the Ministry, it is responsible for regulating, managing, registering, and exploiting the natural resources in China including land, minerals, forests, grasslands, wetlands and water.[3][4] It is also responsible for ecological restoration, protecting arable land, geological land exploration, granting permits for undersea cables and pipelines, upholding maritime interests and rights, coordinating and managing urban and rural planning, as well as surveying and registering water resources.[4][5] The Ministry administers the National Forestry and Grasslands Administration.[5]

The Ministry has a significant role in shaping environmental education in China.[2]: 149  It supports environmental education in China's national parks, nature parks, and environmentally-protected areas.[2]: 149 

List of ministers

No. Name Took office Left office Notes
1 Lu Hao 19 March 2018 24 June 2022 [6]
2 Wang Guanghua 24 June 2022

See also


  1. ^ 新建七部委 自然资源部担重责. Ta Kung Pao (in Chinese). March 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Efird, Rob (2020). "Nature for Nurture in Urban Chinese Childrearing". In Esarey, Ashley; Haddad, Mary Alice; Lewis, Joanna I.; Harrell, Stevan (eds.). Greening East Asia: The Rise of the Eco-Developmental State. Seattle: University of Washington Press. ISBN 978-0-295-74791-0. JSTOR j.ctv19rs1b2.
  3. ^ 自然资源部新使命:处理好自然资源监管与环境治理的关系. sina (in Chinese). March 19, 2018. 新组建的自然资源部将国土资源部的职责,国家发展和改革委员会的组织编制主体功能区规划职责,住房和城乡建设部的城乡规划管理职责,水利部的水资源调查和确权登记管理职责,农业部的草原资源调查和确权登记管理职责,国家林业局的森林、湿地等资源调查和确权登记管理职责,国家海洋局的职责,国家测绘地理信息局的职责整合,组建自然资源部,作为国务院组成部门。自然资源部对外保留国家海洋局牌子。
  4. ^ a b "自然资源部职能配置、内设机构和人员编制规定" [Regulations on the functional configuration, internal structure and staffing of the Ministry of Natural Resources]. State Council of the People's Republic of China. September 11, 2023. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  5. ^ a b "Decoding Chinese Politics". Asia Society. Retrieved October 2, 2023.
  6. ^ 黑龙江省长陆昊当选首任自然资源部部长. 163.com (in Chinese). March 19, 2018.