“Thank You” from Xi Jinping to Journalists Covering the 19th National Congress of the CPC

10:46, October 26, 2017  Press Center for the 19th CPC National Congress

On 25 October, General Secretary Xi Jinping met with Chinese and foreign journalists covering the 19th National Congress of the CPC and delivered important remarks in an amiable atmosphere at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing.

Xi Jinping expressed his appreciation to journalists covering the 19th National Congress of the CPC at the very beginning: “The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China was concluded yesterday (24 October). The Party Congress has received extensive and detailed reporting by our friends from the press, with many of you coming from afar. You have worked very hard and your media coverage has captured the attention of the world. I want to say a big thank you to you all.”

Xi Jinping said: “We encourage members of the press to visit and see more of China. We hope that after the Party Congress, you will continue to follow China’s development and progress, and learn about and report on more dimensions of China. We do not need lavish praise from others, however, we do welcome objective reporting and constructive suggestions, for this is our motto: ‘Not angling for compliments, I would be content that my integrity fills the universe’.”

At 12:17, Xi Jinping and other Members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the new CPC Central Committee waved goodbye to Chinese and foreign journalists. The event was concluded in warm applause. (Excerpt from Xinhua news)

(Web editor: Liang Jun, Yang Mu)

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