People work at the Press Center set up for the Two Sessions in Beijing on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. (Photos: People's Daily Online)
The Press Center for the upcoming Two Sessions opened on Wednesday in Beijing. The center will host press briefings along with interviews with deputies and delegates coming and going from the meetings.
The Two Sessions is the shorthand name for the second session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) and the second session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). The meetings are two of the most important annual gatherings in China.
Ahead of the meetings, China Unicom has launched a 5G network at Tiananmen Square. China Media Group will use the super-fast network, which is being used at the Two Sessions for the first time, to stream high-definition video.
China is a world leader in the development of 5G technology. Theoretically 66 times faster than WiFi, 5G-based networks are expected to accelerate the rollout of 4K Ultra HD video services and encourage the development of other innovative video products.
The second session of the 13th National Committee of the CPPCC will open on March 3. It will be followed by the second annual session of the 13th NPC on March 5.