Opening of the media center website for the Party congress; key political event that should bring stability to China and the world

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As the world closely watches China’s upcoming big political event – the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) – with widespread international media coverage, the congress media center’s website and social media accounts have open Monday to facilitate public access to information on the big event.

To give the public around the world access to information about the congress, press conferences and press interviews, a website and social media accounts on WeChat, Weibo and Toutiao for the media center opened on Monday.

The media center, which will process credentials and interview requests from overseas journalists and journalists from the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao, as well as the island of Taiwan, is expected to open on Wednesday. The center will also hold press conferences and organize coverage of the congress for journalists, Xinhua News Agency reported.

The media center website will fully display the characteristics of the omnimedia era, integrating functions such as authoritative publication, interview services and news inquiry. The website offers bilingual versions in Chinese and English, as well as reports on the congress in French, Russian, Arabic and Spanish. Users can also check the list of congress deputies, basic information about the CPC, and information about previous Party congresses on the website.

To facilitate the submission of interview requests from delegates to the 20th CPC National Congress, the press center will launch the interview request system on Wednesday. Due to the impact of COVID-19, delegates will be available for online and written interviews only.

According to the media center‘s website, in order to help Chinese and foreign journalists learn more about China with their own eyes, the center will organize a number of tours and reports for journalists from Wednesday to Friday.

For example, on Wednesday morning, they will visit an exhibition “Forging ahead in the new era” at the Beijing Exhibition Center, which showcases China’s great achievements in various fields since the 18th CPC National Congress. On Wednesday afternoon, they will visit the central axis of Beijing and learn about the history of the capital. On Friday afternoon, they will be invited to visit the Beijing New Actuation Fintech Center and the “Rising Financial Technology” exhibition to learn more about financial innovation in China.

In October 2017, a total of 3,068 Chinese and foreign reporters reported on the 19th CPC National Congress, including 1,818 foreign reporters, setting a record in the history of national Party congresses, People’s Daily reported. Many journalists came from member countries of the Belt and Road Initiative and BRICS.

How will the XX National Party Congress, a major event in the political life of the Party and the State, affect the country and the world?

A Pakistani media outlet Pakistan Observer wrote on Saturday that the CCP has played a “constructive” role in promoting dialogue among civilizations around the world with an inclusive Chinese vision, in line with the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind. . . The report noted that “the upcoming 20th CPC National Congress has great significance not only for China and its people, but also for the rest of the world.”

Also, many media outlets such as Singapore’s leading newspaper, Lianhe Zaobao, launched a special column to cover this major political event.

The chaos of the world and the governance of China – this is the great contrast between the international and national contexts of the congress. In this context, the certainty that should be brought by the congress, adherence to the path of peaceful development and pursuit of reform and opening up will bring more stability to China and the world, Chinese experts said. .

While details of the upcoming congress have yet to be released, there is no doubt that the congress will be the start of a new journey for China’s development and its role in international affairs, analysts said.

China has made outstanding achievements for the world in the past decade, and in the next decade the country will continue to adhere to the principle of peaceful coexistence, to be committed to the concept of a community with a shared future for humanity and to closely link its development with the development of the whole world, Yang Xuedong, professor of political science at Tsinghua University, told the Global Times.

Over the past decade, China has shared its achievements and experience of peaceful development with other countries, especially with a large number of developing countries, Yang said. The observer cited the Belt and Road Initiative and building the China-Africa community as examples, noting that these are the practices of China’s commitment to development and peaceful cooperation.

Considering China’s achievements, the CCP has always kept its commitments to its people and the world, which is why all parts of the world expect a lot from the congress, and why the congress will bring certainty to China and around the world as the international community undergoes profound changes not seen in a century, Yang said.

“We talked about the chaos of the world and the governance of China. This is actually the great contrast between the international and domestic contexts of the 20th CPC National Congress,” said Zhang Shuhua, director of the Institute of Science. policies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

“The upcoming congress will strengthen the stability of Chinese society, and it will also act as a pillar against the backdrop of a chaotic and confusing world, because the Chinese path has always been one of continuity,” Zhang said.

Faced with some Western media’s slander on China and the big political event, Zhang replied that the groundless stigmatization of some Western countries, led by the United States, revealed that they still refused to accept the fact that China is growing so well. “The more anxious and unconfident the West becomes, the more it will assess a gentleman’s heart with its own petty measure,” Zhang said.

But these countries are not representative of the world, and the majority of countries and regions in the world are looking forward to China’s development, as it can bring them lasting help, Zhang said.

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