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China launches websites to aid reporters covering National People's Congress

    BEIJING, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- China launched two websites Monday to help overseas journalists report the upcoming first session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) and also the first session of the 11th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

    The two sessions will open on March 5 and March 3 respectively.

    A media center will be set up at the Media Center Hotel (No.11B, Fuxing Road, Beijing, 100038) to serve the needs of journalists. The center shall opens on Feb. 26.

    Chinese and resident foreign reporters should submit their applications to the media center. Foreign reporters temporarily in China for the sessions should apply at Chinese embassies or visa organizations authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    The Hong Kong and Macao offices of the China Travel Service have been authorized to handle applications from Taiwan reporters.

    Reporters from Hong Kong and Macao shall apply at the central government's liaison offices in the two special administrative regions.

    The acceptance of applications shall close on March 5.

    Further information is available at www.npc.gov.cn for the NPC session and www.cppcc.gov.cn for the CPPCC session. The websites are in Chinese, English and other foreign languages.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Editor: Lin Li
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