BEIJING Oct.15 (Xinhuanet) -- With the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China around the corner, China started accepting interview applications from domestic and foreign media outlets on Oct. 9, saying that reporters are welcome at the congress regardless of nationality.
Why does the CPC National Congress always attract worldwide media attention? Because it is under the CPC's leadership that China is playing an increasingly important and constructive role in promoting world peace and development. After decades of rapid and stable economic development, China has become the world's second largest economy, and a key engine driving global economic growth.
The CPC National Congress is the "preface" to the "chapter" of reform and opening-up, and the milestone marking China's progress.
To understand contemporary China, one must It must understand the CPC first. Focusing on the CPC is to focus on Chinese road and the creativity of China.
Royster, a reporter of "Wall Street Journal" who was one of the first batch of U.S. reporters coming to China in the early stage of China's Reform and Opening up, had come to Guangzhou in 1978 and wrote in his book titled "Marxism with Chinese Characteristics" that the CPC is most practical and realistic.
Six years ago, British scholar Martin Jacques had asserted that the 21st century will begin in 1978 from China because the third plenary session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China was convened that year, and a socialist country took the tentative step from egalitarianism to market economy, creating a completely different history.
When the fourth plenary session of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China was convened three years ago, the "Wall Street Journal" said that the CPC plenary sessions made history more than once.
With the deepening of China's Reform and Opening up, other countries' attention about the CPC have been growing. The rise of China is a great innovation in the history of mankind.
The 18th CPC National People's Congress will bear new hope and compose a new epic.