BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- More than 3,000 journalists are in Beijing to cover the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), authorities said Monday.
A total of 3,068 journalists from China and abroad are in the capital to report on the event, according to the congress press center. Of them, 1,818 are from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan regions and foreign countries, 6.7 percent higher than the 18th CPC National Congress.
The foreign reporters are from 134 countries across five continents, 19.6 percent higher than the previous congress, according to the press center.
Aneja Atul, with India's The Hindu newspaper, said he was interested in the changes to take place in China over the next five years.
"I will focus on how China will reach its goal of building a moderately prosperous society by 2020 under the leadership of the CPC," he said.
The congress will start on Oct. 18.