BEIJING, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- The press center for the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) officially opened on Wednesday to provide services for journalists covering the congress.
Based in the Beijing Media Center Hotel and Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing, the main functional areas of the press center provide journalists from home and abroad with services in various areas including media interview and data support.
On the basis of effective COVID-19 prevention and control measures, the press center will facilitate the on-site interviews, video link interviews and written interviews for journalists, said the director of the press center.
During the congress, journalists will be able to cover some of the important activities on the congress agenda, the Delegates' Passage and press conferences. They can also participate in group interviews and visiting and reporting tours in Beijing. Coordination and arrangements will also be made for overseas journalists to interview delegates, according to the director.
A video link interview system will connect Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing with press halls of the Great Hall of the People and Beijing Media Center Hotel, as well as with video interview rooms at delegations' hotels, said the director.
The press center will also offer accommodation and transportation services, according to the director.
The press center has launched its official website and social media accounts, as well as systems for handling the registration and interview applications of overseas journalists.