CPC National Congress in global limelight

Writer: Zhang Yu  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-10-24

The weeklong 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which concluded Saturday, had been the center of global media’s attention and made headlines worldwide.

Journalists raise hands for asking questions via video link during a press conference on the sidelines of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing on Oct. 17. Xinhua

International media outlets had given extensive coverage of the congress through live broadcasts, special columns, as well as a series of reports and important takeaways on their official websites, attaching great importance to the twice-in-a-decade meeting that sets the tone for China’s development for the next five years.

With the conclusion of the 20th CPC National Congress, major global media outlets, such as The New York Times, CNN, AFP, Reuters, CNBC, The Associated Press, Yonhap News Agency, NHK, Vietnam News Agency and Al Jazeera, had kept an eye on the meeting and given relevant reports.

Foreign media outlets have also scrambled to report that Xi Jinping was elected general secretary of the 20th Central Committee of the CPC at the committee’s first plenary session held yesterday. The members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee were also unveiled at the session.

The New York Times, for instance, has given special attention to and written reports introducing some of the key members of the newly elected CPC leadership.

With the congress hitting the headlines at home and abroad, it is self-evident that the meeting is highly significant to both China and the world.

According to a CNBC report, which quoted analysts from the French investment bank Natixis, the congress has outlined CPC’s priorities for the next five years and the congress’s implications for different sectors are a big boost for industrial support as Xi frequently mentioned the need for innovation.

The world seeks out hopes from the 20th CPC National Congress because what will be hashed out and laid down as blueprints for China’s future will leave a lasting impact on the world’s geopolitical, geoeconomical and geostrategic landscapes, Pakistan Today reported.

Cuban newspaper Granma, when it reported the closing meeting of the 20th CPC National Congress, commented that China will further promote world peace and development with its own development, according to news.china.com.