Daily pieces win city’s news awards

Writer: Han Ximin  | Editor: Holly Wang  | From:  | Updated: 2019-07-16

Six pieces by Shenzhen Daily reporters and editors won the Shenzhen News Awards for the Year 2018, according to a result released yesterday at sznews.com.

Shenzhen News Awards are the city’s top annual awards jointly organized by the Publicity Department of the Shenzhen CPC Committee, Shenzhen Journalists Association and Shenzhen Journalists Society.

Among the winning articles, the commentary “Portrait of the CPC” contributed by Dong Haitao won the first prize. Published May 26, the eve of the opening of the thematic event of the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-Level Meeting in Shenzhen, the article introduces the characteristics of the CPC and analyzes the reasons behind the stable and rapid development of China and the CPC. It enables delegates from over 200 political parties worldwide to gain a better understanding of the CPC and its growth trajectory, while promoting the exchanges between the participants in the thematic events.

Another piece contributed by Dong, “Trump’s Trump to be Trumped,” which was published March 26, won a second prize in the category of Good Title.

The story about an expat resident who reported on trees in danger in Chiwan contributed by Chen Xiaochun won a second prize in the category of News Reports. The story followed a clue provided by an expat resident in Chiwan and an investigation that found the trees were being affected by pests, which was a serious problem along the road between Chiwan Station on Metro Line 2 heading toward Chiwan Port.

If the pest infestation had not been controlled in a timely manner, it would have spread quickly, killing trees and damaging the environment. The newspaper contacted the environment and urban authorities, which took timely actions to control the infestation.

Chen’s other story, “Mexico’s win over Germany thrills Mexican community in Shenzhen,” won a third prize.

The story, “London ready to create a fintech ecosystem with SZ,” based on an interview with the visiting Alderman Charles Bowman, the 690th Lord Mayor of the City of London, by reporter Zhang Yu and a feature story, “Afghan treasures dazzle with brilliance,” by Cao Zhen also won third prizes.