This year, more than 3,000 journalists have registered to cover the plenary session. Over half of them are foreign correspondents.
“The early bird catches the worm.”
It’s -4 degrees, and the sun still hasn’t risen.
Dozens of journalists here in Beijing are queuing for the opening of the annual National People’s Congress.
For many reporters, and their companies and agencies, the highly-orchestrated political summit is one of the year’s not-to-be-missed annual events, a chance to read the runes and see what people and policies are on the way up and which are on the way out.
Journalists want to stay ahead of the game and enter the room before their rivals.