The xinhua news agency is the official press agency of the people's republic of china and the biggest center for collecting information and press conferences in china. it is the largest news agency in china, ahead of the china news service. xinhua is subordinate to the state council and reports to the communist party of china's propaganda and public information departments. xinhua's headquarters complex, the "pencil building", is at no. 57 xuanwumenxi street, beijing. its website xinhua.