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Guangzhou names its top 10 news events in 2020
Published: Jan 18, 2021 12:19 AM
The top 10 news events of Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province in 2020 were announced during an event jointly held by Huanqiu Network and Guangzhou’s journalists association on Sunday.

The event collected nearly 500 pieces of text news and over 200 videos. After a round of preliminary review, the final list was jointly formulated by experts and scholars from relevant institutions and organizations including China Media Group, People’s Daily Overseas Edition, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Guangzhou Academy of Social Sciences, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Communication University of China and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.

Shan Chengbiao, general manager of the Huanqiu Network portal, delivers a speech during the event on Jan 17.


 
 
The 10 news events were announced by Shan Chengbiao, general manager of the Huanqiu Network portal.

They included “Guangzhou enhances Party building, pursues steady and rapid reform and growth,” “Guangzhou rolls out scientific anti-epidemic measures, safeguards life and health of residents,” “Guangzhou strives to combat poverty,” “Guangzhou adheres to innovation-driven strategy, pushes sustainable and high-quality development,” “Guangzhou facilitates ‘dual circulation,’ speeds up new development pattern,” “Guangzhou bursts with vitality by comprehensively deepening reform,” “Guangzhou advances cooperation with Shenzhen, jointly builds Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and pilot demonstration area of socialism with Chinese characteristics in Shenzhen,” “Guangzhou revitalizes cultural heritage, enhances cultural strength,” “Guangzhou pushes ahead green development, gains new vitality” and “Guangzhou improves urban governance, brings stronger sense of gain and happiness to citizens.”
 

Deng Hong, deputy director of the Information Office of the Guangdong provincial government, delivers a speech at the event on Jan 17.


Deng Hong, deputy director of the Information Office of the Guangdong provincial government delivered a speech at the event. He said the top 10 news events of Guangzhou represented the highlights of the work done by the Guangzhou municipal government, as well as the public’s focal points over the past year. “The event comes at the right time and bears important significance as China kicks off its 14th Five-Year Plan,” he remarked.

Li Fang, deputy editor-in-chief of People’s Daily Overseas Edition and a renowned author, said at the event that Guangzhou’s news works reflected the city’s development and prosperity, and also demonstrated the vitality of the city that is on the frontier of China’s reform and opening up.

Cheng Manli, director at the National Institute of Strategic Communication of the Peking University, noted that the top 10 news events of Guangzhou mirrored the vitality of the city in the new era, saying they fully reflected Guangzhou’s achievements, including the livelihood improvement, the rise of emerging tech industries, and the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Wang Pan, deputy editor-in-chief of Xinhua News Agency’s Guangdong branch, He Youhua, director of the Pearl River Delta news division under the Nanfang Daily, An Yong, deputy editor-in-chief of the Guangzhou Broadcasting Network, and Qiu Ping, executive director of the interviewing department of Southern Metropolis Daily also delivered speeches during the event on behalf of media workers.
 

Zhu Xiaoyi, deputy director of the publicity department of the Guangzhou committee of the Communist Party of China, delivers a speech at the event on Jan 17.


Zhu Xiaoyi, deputy director of the publicity department of the Guangzhou committee of the Communist Party of China highly recognized the work of the event’s organizers when summarizing the event. He said in the new year, the city will do its best to host major international conferences, release its vitality, enhance and improve journalism performance, and make more international friends.

The event was supported by the Guangzhou Library, and China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy, Academy of Contemporary China and World Studies under China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration, School of Government and Public Affairs under Communication University of China, Institute of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Development Studies under Sun Yat-sen University.

Guangzhou Academy of Social Sciences provided consultation services for the event.



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