Media interest on the rise for CPC Congress

By Pu Zhendong (
Updated: 2012-11-09 18:20

A total of 389 television stations from 133 countries and regions used live broadcasts from China Central Television to report on the opening ceremony on Thursday of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the State broadcaster said on Friday.

The number of countries and regions represented by media organizations at the Congress rose 60 percent, while the number of overseas media present increased 31.9 percent, compared with the 17th Party Congress in 2007, CCTV said, citing preliminary figures.

In addition to nearly 300 English-language media organizations, broadcasters also included about 80 stations in French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic, CCTV said.