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More than 2,800 reporters to cover China´s two sessions

Source: Xinhua | 02-27-2008 10:01

Special Report:   2008 NPC & CPPCC sessions

BEIJING, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- More than 2,800 journalists, both domestic and foreign, have so far applied to cover the upcoming first session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) and the first session of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

The press center at the Media Center hotel (No. 11B, Fuxing Road, Beijing) was opened on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, and has started to receive domestic and overseas journalists covering the upcoming first session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) and the first session of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). [Photo: cnsphoto]
The press center at the Media Center hotel (No. 11B, Fuxing 
Road, Beijing) was opened on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, and 
has started to receive domestic and overseas journalists 
covering the upcoming first session of the 11th National 
People's Congress and the first session of the 11th National 
Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative 
Conference (CPPCC). [Photo: cnsphoto]

The figure was 800 more than last year.

The NPC, the country's top legislature, and the CPPCC National Committee, the top advisory body, will open their annual full sessions on March 5 and March 3, respectively.

The press center at the Media Center hotel (No. 11B, Fuxing Road, Beijing) was launched on Tuesday.

The center, which also served journalists covering last October's 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), is only a few kilometers away from the Great Hall of the People, the venue of the two sessions.

Observers believe the Olympic Games, Chinese economy and more transparency of the two sessions have become attractions this year for more overseas journalists. Last year, less than 2,000 correspondents had registered as of Feb. 26.