Before the establishment of ministerial corridor, some ministers were reluctant to face live footage and directly respond to hot issues. Now, it has become a basic skill.
On the afternoon of March 3, the first ministerial passage of the two sessions was opened as scheduled. In a short period of 50 minutes, six ministers were interviewed. Among them, Sun Shaoxiang, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Director of the National Medical Security Bureau and Wang Xiaotao, Director of the National Agency for International Development and Cooperation are all new faces of the ministerial corridor.
This years meeting is the first annual regular meeting after the first session of the 13th National Peoples Congress adopted the institutional reform plan. Since last year was the year of the new term, many ministries and commissions changed their commanders in the General Assembly, such as the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Water Resources and other departments. Moreover, in the process of institutional reform last year, the State Council has made great efforts to restructure its institutions. Many departments have been reorganized or newly established, such as the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ministry of Veterans Affairs and the Ministry of Justice. If the heads of these ministries and commissions appear in the ministerial corridor, they will be their first show.
According to the news from the ministerial corridor on the afternoon of March 3 and the Speakers Press Conference on March 4, during the two sessions this year, the information center of the General Assembly may hold four to five ministerial corridors, with 6 to 8 ministers expected to be interviewed each time. In this way, it is very likely that more than 30 ministers will be interviewed on the ministerial corridor this year. According to the ratio of the first ministerial corridor on March 3, it is estimated that there will be no fewer than ten new faces on the ministerial corridor this year, possibly up to fifteen or more.
The ministerial corridor is not the exclusive channel for ministers. In fact, the professional statement should be the passage for the attendance of the National Peoples Congress. That is to say, this is not a channel for participants who have no representation status. As we all know, deputies to the National Peoples Congress enter the Great Hall from the East Gate of the Great Hall of the People. After entering the Hall, they report directly with their delegate cards. Personnel who are not representatives, including members of the CPPCC National Committee and heads of the constituent departments of the State Council, who are present at the meeting, all enter the Great Hall of the People from the North Gate.
In the early years, when ministers entered the North Gate of the Great Hall of the People, reporters stopped familiar ministersinterviews after the ministers entrance, sometimes leading to a very crowded North Hall of the Great Hall of the People. Later, the press center of the General Assembly gradually standardized the order of ministersinterviews and orderly guided ministers to receive interviews with journalists, thus enabling more ministers to receive interviews and more journalists to interview ministers.
One of the biggest changes made by the information center of the General Assembly after the guidance of the ministerial corridor norms is that the questions asked by journalists are basically hot issues of common concern, which poses new challenges to ministers who answer questions. Previously, some ministers were reluctant to face live footage and directly respond to hot issues, but now it has become a basic skill.
In the words of the on-site presenters, ministers answering questions here are actually subject to public supervision of their work, so they will face up to questions, respond to concerns actively, be concise and concise, and do not make general statements, do not make job introductions.
In a twinkling of an eye, this administration has been in office for a year. In the next ten days or so, ministers of various ministries, especially many new ministers, will respond to the publics concerns on the ministerial corridor and bring to the people what big gift packages are really worth looking forward to.