Netizens select CPC congress as top news story in 2007

Updated: 2008-01-04 21:45

BEIJING -- The successful staging of the 17th National Congress of Communist Party of China has been selected by the country's netizens as the top domestic news in 2007, said on Friday.

About 800,000 Internet users voted for news items on 38 major news websites across the country, including,, and

"China succeeds in its first moon-probing mission" came second and "China's National Congress passes Property Law" was the third, according to, which posted the top ten news events on its website on Friday.

The major news events were selected by Internet users from a pool of 20 items, an executive with told Xinhua. The executive declined to provide information on detailed voting results.

The top three international news stories were: "World oil price close to 100 US dollars a barrel", "US sub-prime mortgage market crisis shakes global financial market" and "National theme years fuel momentum for Sino-Russian cooperation".

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