Media services for the annual sessions of China's top
legislature and national advisory body have been boosted to better
serve journalists from both home and abroad.
For the first time journalists can register online by visiting
the two websites: www.npc.gov.cn and www.cppcc.gov.cn.
About 2,000 journalists, including 400 foreign correspondents
have applied for accreditation for the sessions.
According to the NPC media center, the number of foreign
journalists covering the annual sessions this year could exceed the
600 who registered last year.
Other media service initiatives include an online digital map of
Beijing for reporters, English language versions of the annual
government work report, National People's Congress (NPC) work
report and other key documents.
Several key press conferences, including those from Premier Wen
Jiabao, will be held during this year's NPC session.
There will also be media briefings on China's economic and
social development, financial work, foreign trade and currency
policy, employment and social security.
The fifth session of the 10th Chinese People's Political
Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will open on Saturday, and the
fifth session of the 10th NPC begins March 5.
A total of 1,006 proposals have been raised by 3,000 NPC
delegates during the last session. The Standing Committee of the
10th National People's Congress (NPC) deliberated 24 draft laws and
law-related resolutions and adopted 15 of them since March
(China.org.cn by staff reporter Wang Ke March 3, 2007)