Huang Kunming, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, attended the New Year Reception 2019 of the State Council Information Office (SCIO) held at the National Museum of China in Beijing, on December 19, 2018.
During the reception, Huang talked with the guests from home and abroad, expressing his thanks for their efforts in telling Chinese stories and promoting mutual understanding through exchanges. He said that 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Over the past seven decades, Chinese people have worked hard and diligently in spite of all difficulties, thereby enabling China to change tremendously. He hoped that foreign friends could travel around China and know more about the real circumstances of China’s development, so they could convey a real, full-dimensional China to the outside world.
In his address, Xu Lin, deputy head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee and minister of the SCIO, said that the SCIO would take a more open approach to communicating China’s voice to the world and strengthen the communication with friends from all walks of life, working in a more efficient and professional way.
Over 400 attendees attended the reception, including Chinese and foreign journalists, spokespersons of China’s central government and state agencies, foreign diplomats, and representatives of international organizations.