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Top political advisor visits journalists who cover "two sessions"
2008/03/10

Accompanied by Wang Gang (3rd from left), Jia Qinglin(L), member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau and presider of the meetings of the CPPCC session's presidium, visits NPC and CPPCC Annual Sessions news reporting center of Xinhua News Agency on March 9.

Accompanied by Wang Gang (3rd from left), Jia Qinglin(L), member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau and presider of the meetings of the CPPCC session's presidium, visits NPC and CPPCC Annual Sessions news reporting center of Xinhua News Agency on March 9. (Xinhua Photo)

    BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin on Sunday urged the country's media to "vividly showcase the vigor of socialist democracy with Chinese characteristics" in their reports when visiting journalists who are covering the on-going "two sessions".

    At around 11 a.m., Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), visited Xinhua's news room for the annual sessions of the CPPCC National Committee and the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing, where the sessions are convened.

    Jia extended gratitude to and shook hands with reporters and editors, saying he felt very happy after learning that Xinhua has released more than 3,400 pieces of news stories, photos, and audio, video programs in eight languages including Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese and Japanese.

    Jia said the CPPCC abounds with talented professionals from all walks of life, encouraging journalists to write more stories about the political advisors' political participation by deliberating and making proposals on state affairs.

    Jia also visited news rooms of the China Central Television and other state media organizations at the Great Hall of the People.

    More than 3,000 journalists from home and abroad are covering the "two sessions" this year.

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