Pudong development a highlight of journalists' visit

More than 150 journalists from mainstream media around the country started their four-day visit to Pudong yesterday to report the new area's achievements over the past 28 years.

More than 150 journalists from mainstream media around the country started their four-day visit to Pudong yesterday to report the new area's achievements over the past 28 years.

After Shenzhen in Guangdong Province and Jinjiang in Fujian Province, Pudong is the latest stop of a tour initiated in May. It is organized by the Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China to mark the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up.

Weng Zuliang, Party secretary of Pudong, briefed the journalists on major achievements Pudong has made in the past 28 years to highlight the success of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, as well as vividly displaying the national strategy of reform and opening-up.

At a press conference yesterday morning, Weng introduced the achievements and experiences Pudong had gained since the development and opening-up of the new area, and ideas for what comes next.

During their four-day visit, the journalists will focus on the changes made in economic and social development over the past 28 years, particularly since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

They will also pay attention to new methods Pudong has explored, experiences accumulated, and practical results made.

The measures Pudong has taken to upgrade its urban function level and core competitiveness will be another highlight, together with the progress made improving people’s livelihoods, Party building, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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