From the China Internet Network Information Center, the organization that controls Chinese domain names:
China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the state network information center of China, was founded as a non-profit organization on Jun. 3rd 1997. CNNIC takes orders from the Ministry of Information Industry (MII).
Just to make sure everyone knows who calls the shots. (As if the Great Firewall of China and all the censorship didn’t already tell us.)