You Voluntarily Participated in the Construction of Geographic Information At the National People's Congress meeting in Beijing, Beijing will celebrate its victory in the fight against the new crown epidemic. However, DW columnist Zelin believes that behind the scenes, the Beijing government still needs to face some unpleasant questions. Text: Frank Sieren (DW columnist, lived in Beijing for more than 20 years) The significance of the symbol cannot be underestimated. After a delay of more than two months, the National People's
Congress meeting this ghost mannequin effect Friday (May 22) was held in the renovated capital. For a long time before, it seemed that this conference, which is attended by 3,000 representatives from all provinces in China every year, can only be held online this year (2020) due to the new crown epidemic. China's highest authority, known as the "rubber stamp", was able to hold a meeting in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing during this difficult year. The first message to the outside world was that, unlike many other countries, China has overcome the epidemic.
However, the conference still cannot be held as it used to be. Beijing is still enforcing strict quarantine rules. Foreign journalists are not allowed to temporarily go to Beijing to participate in reporting this year. Compared with previous years, this year Beijing has decided on the narrative rules. Conundrums posed by local leaders Although the Beijing government can say to the outside world that it will win, they still need to answer a series of difficult problems brought to Beijing by local leaders.