3,000 Chinese, foreign reporters to cover 19th National Congress
Over 500 reporters from home and abroad attends a banquet held by the The 19th National Congress press center Monday evening. Photo: US China Press

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has gained extensive media attention, with 3,000 domestic and foreign reporters being assigned to the event. The US China Press has formed a large team to report on the grand meeting.

The 19th National Congress press center held a banquet Monday evening at the Beijing Media Hotel, with over 500 reporters from home and abroad attending. Based on data from the press center, a total of 3,068 reporters are to cover the meeting, among which 1,818 are from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and foreign countries, recording an increase of 6.7 percent compared with the number of reporters covering the 18th national congress. Foreign reporters come from 134 countries.

Huang Kunming, the head of the 19th National Congress press team, extended a welcome to the reporters, noting a more open attitude would be taken toward interviews by foreign and domestic media. Huang promised to provide convinient working and living conditions for reporters in order to help them fully cover the event.

The 19th National Congress press team extends a welcome to the reporters at a banquet held at the Beijing Media Hotel Monday evening. Photo: US China Press

Huang also wished for the reporters to fully and correctly convey the ruling perceptions and strategies, and objectively write about China's ongoing historical transformation and achievements.

It is learnt that the press center would hold six press conferences featuring officials from central government departments including the Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Central Committee of the CPC.

The US China Press found that 80 overseas Chinese media groups are to report on the meeting. Six reporters with the US China Press will be on the ground to cover the meeting from multiple perspectives. It will run a special column to gather views and observations from overseas Chinese communities.

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