Chinese and overseas reporters are invited to cover the upcoming annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), it was announced February 4.
The 4th Session of the 9th National People's Congress and the 4th Session of the 9th National Committee of the CPPCC are to be convened on March 5 and March 3 in Beijing respectively, announced the general offices of the NPC Standing Committee and the CPPCC National Committee.
A press center will be set up at the Beijing Great Hall of the People Hotel, responsible for arranging Chinese and foreign correspondents to cover the two meetings.
Resident foreign correspondents in China should send their applications to the press center, and foreign correspondents who temporarily come for the coverage of the meetings should send their applications to the Chinese embassies and consulates in foreign countries, or commissioner's offices of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong and Macao.
Taiwan reporters who temporarily come to cover the meetings should send their applications to the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.
Hong Kong and Macao correspondents should send their applications to the liaison offices of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions.
The deadline for applications from non-resident foreign correspondents and Taiwan reporters is March 8.
(People' s Daily 02/05/2001)