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Media getting more access to China’s ministers


03-04-2017 15:10 BJT

Full coverage: 2017 NPC & CPPCC Sessions

(Source: CGTN)

Reporters covering the two sessions are delighted to have a platform to engage with China's political elite. Dubbed the "ministers aisle", they are now able to get easier access to China's big political decision-makers.

This is how reporters used to interview a minister...

This one-hundred-meter-long carpeted aisle is where ministers pass during the two sessions.

Since 2015, it has been made into a special platform to help the media.

Six ministers have already used it....including the Minister of Education.

"People rush to choose schools, houses near good schools are too expensive, the public has been complaining about this. The root cause is our education resources are not balanced," said Chen Baosheng, minister of education.

Reporters can pose questions through social media.

But sometimes, a traditional shout is the best way to get your question across.

"I really want to answer your questions. I think our trade should improve from pursuing quantity to quality. We'll consolidate our country's trade from big to strong.Thank you!" said Zhong Shan, minister of commerce.

As the ministers speak for only a few minutes, there aren't many lucky reporters.

However many think the idea is a good one, and is ultimately good for China.

"Everywhere ministers speak in any country is very important, because the public want to know what they are doing in their own domain," journalist Kimeng Hilton said.

"I've covered the two sessions for 12 years. We used to wait for the ministers here, or find them ourselves. Now we can communicate with them directly. But questions raised here are always of common concern, it'll be better to consider each media's own request," journalist Cao Yu said.

Over the two-week-long political gathering, the ministers will face media questions here four more times.
Something that these people won't miss.

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