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Celebrities should speak aloud

China Daily | Updated: 2013-03-06 07:08

At the annual sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the media have been focusing on some celebrity NPC deputies and CPPCC members. But some celebrity deputies and members have been trying to run away from journalists instead of speaking aloud about their proposals, says an article in Guangzhou Daily. Excerpts:

The media focus on celebrities at the two sessions because of their popularity and to draw more readers and viewers to their newspapers and TV channels. So there is no reason for celebrity deputies and political advisers to avoid the media and thus their responsibility to let people know how they propose to deal with burning issues.

Besides, such celebrities should realize that they are deputies and political advisers first and stars later, and their primary job is to work for the betterment of society. In fact, celebrities are required to interact with the media when they are elected to the NPC and the CPPCC. Such celebrities can keep a low profile in their daily life. But during discussions on State affairs, they have to express their opinions and help solve social and other problems.

Trying to run away from journalists is not a good choice for celebrity deputies and political advisers. Instead, they should respect journalists and appreciate the opportunity the media offer them to express their views. Only when deputies and political advisers fulfill their responsibilities in letter and spirit and help the Party and government to build a better society can they be considered worthy of their posts.

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