If you are a foreign reporter covering annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing next week and worried about the language, traffic and, above all else, access, put your worries at rest.
A worker at the new press center handles an inquiry from Julio Hernandez Blanco, a reporter with Cuba's Latin American News Agency Friday February 29, 2008.
Instead, said Tian Qi, deputy director of the special press center, the biggest obstacle - if there is any - for you as a reporter to land a scoop are your fellow reporters. There will be about 900 foreign journalists.
Tian was speaking as press badges were being handed out to foreign reporters on Friday. Already, 843 foreign journalists have been registered, 20 percent more than last year.