Tweeting the 18th Party Congress

Foreign journalists in Beijing are gathering at the Great Hall of the People to cover what they can of the proceedings of the 18th Party Congress. A few expressed some trepidation:
Is there a risk that live tweeting the 18th PC could be akin to giving readers high-dosage Ambien pills?
— Edward Wong (@comradewong) November 7, 2012

but many live-tweeted every step of the event.
The coverage started when journalists visited the press center to receive a swag bag from organizers:
picking up China 18th party congress creds+swag bag (hat, pen, diary, backpack). Unlike Hollywood, no cosmetics, DVDs. ow.ly/i/15lAs
— Julie Makinen (@JulieMakLAT) November 2, 2012

I know US elex more important but I’vejust picked up my Chinese Communist Party 18th Congress free backpack. Blue and grey not red.
— Lindsey Hilsum (@lindseyhilsum) November 7, 2012

Thursday morning, under blue skies, journalists went to Tiananmen Square:
Almost every journalist in Beijing heading now to Great Hall of the People. First day of 18th Party Congress.
— Edward Wong (@comradewong) November 7, 2012

On the way to the Great Hall for opening of the 18th Party Congress. Police cars every few dozen yards along Changan Avenue, tight security
— Ananth Krishnan (@ananthkrishnan) November 7, 2012

Can reliably report that sky is blue at Great Hall of the People twitter.com/TomLasseter/st…
— Tom Lasseter (@TomLasseter) November 7, 2012

Good morning from the 18th Party Congress twitter.com/MalcolmMoore/s…
— malcolmmoore (@MalcolmMoore) November 7, 2012

At the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, curious to hear what the Party Congress work report will say about the economy.
— Keith Bradsher (@KeithBradsher) November 7, 2012

Journalists waiting in line to enter Tiananmen Square. Will then wait in line at Great Hall of the People. twitter.com/TomLasseter/st…
— Tom Lasseter (@TomLasseter) November 7, 2012

Journalists in second line

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One Response to Tweeting the 18th Party Congress

  1. Will says:

    Hard to stay awake through the excruciatingly predictable and boring CCP oligarchs’ speeches. Mostly more of the same old Party’s dominion over China, which the Party considers it owns forever and ever.