Journalists take books and materials in the press conference hall of the Press Center of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 11, 2017. The press center based in the Beijing Media Center Hotel began operations on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
BEIJING, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- The media center for the upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) announced on Wednesday it will officially start receiving overseas media.
The media center has been improved in terms of equipment and services, according to Hu Xiaohan, director of the media center.
The work space has been expanded to accommodate 170 journalists, 124 more than the 18th CPC National Congress. Media communication areas have been increased from two to four and Internet broadband has been boosted from 100 Mbps to 1000 Mbps, while Internet access ports have increased from 36 to 218. Free WiFi covers all service areas, offices and the press room.
The media center has launched an official website and WeChat account to assist both domestic and overseas media and individuals.
The site, 19th.cpcnews.cn, and the WeChat account, cpcnews19th, will provide journalists and members of the public with the congress agenda, latest news, announcements and background information on past national congresses in both Chinese and English.
Journalists can also inquire about services provided by the media center via the WeChat account.
The media center is based in the Beijing Media Center Hotel.
The 19th CPC National Congress is expected to begin on Oct. 18 in Beijing.