Sri Lanka/Japan-CPC National Congress

Sri Lankan, Japanese media experts have high expectations of 19th CPC National Congress

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FILE: Colombo, Sri Lanka - Exact Date Unknown
1. Various of coastal scenes
2. Port facilities

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Recent
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Chandana Thilakarathna, head, Independent TV Network (partially overlaid with shot 4):
"China is now giving a new life to that Silk Road, its Belt and Road, so I think the most beneficiary countries, there are a lot of beneficiary countries, one of the important countries of that group is Sri Lanka. Chinese leader (is) always saying that creativity is the most important thing, so you have now started creative things, so creative goods (can come into) the market. So now actually China is changing. You are making some hard electronic equipment, and durable electronic equipment and very sophisticated, so I think, now you have changed, and that change is inspired by other countries of the world."
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4. Various of Chandana watching TV
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5. Various of Chandana working in office
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Chandana Thilakarathna, head, Independent TV Network (partially overlaid with shot 7):
"You are going to plan for five years. You are discussing every single suggestion. You are collecting these suggestions from the people. Finally, you are getting it to one table and you are analyzing all these suggestions and make the five-year plan. So as far as I know, China is following that plan. That is the important thing. They are saying these things and are following these things. You are looking back at all the mistakes and all that. So this is, I think, it's very important to the world. Now, there are a lot of changes in China, so that changes help to uplift the Chinese lifestyle."
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7. Various of Chandana surfing Internet
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Tokyo, Japan - Recent
8. Office building of Japan Broadcasting Corporation
9. Japan Broadcasting Corporation's sign reading "NHK"
10. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Harunobu Kato, senior commentator, journalist, Japan Broadcasting Corporation:
"We believe that the 19th CPC National Congress will be a starting point of China’s future development. China is undergoing tremendous changes. Especially since President Xi Jinping assumed office, China's changes have been remarkable. After the 19th CPC National Congress, China will step into another phase and a new stage, so we are very interested in such a significant meeting."
11. Kato reading newspaper
12. SOUNDBITE (Japanese) Harunobu Kato, senior commentator, journalist, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (partially overlaid with shot 13):
"Through such an initiative as Belt and Road, China's economic development is able to benefit the entire Eurasia and common development and prosperity of China and other countries in Asia and Europe, which has made the world see China's achievements. I think the Belt and Road Initiative is a contribution to the entire world and humanity, and the beginning of China's role as a global leader."
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13. Kato reading newspaper
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14. Kato talking with reporter
15. Outside office building of NHK


Storyline


Media experts from Sri Lanka and Japan spoke highly of the significance of the upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and praised the benefits China has brought to other countries through bilateral cooperation.

Independent TV Network is the largest TV network in Sri Lanka. Its head, Chandana Thilakarathna, once worked in China for five years. He said that he received motherly care during his stay in China.

After returning to his country, he has been dedicated to promoting the cultural exchanges between the two countries. In addition, he has translated many of China's folk tales into Sinhalese.

He said that Sri Lanka has benefited from China's initiative of the Belt and Road.

"China is now giving a new life to that Silk Road, its Belt and Road, so I think the most beneficiary countries, there are a lot of beneficiary countries, one of the important countries of that group is Sri Lanka. Chinese leader (is) always saying that creativity is the most important thing, so you have now started creative things, so creative goods (can come into) the market. So now actually China is changing. You are making some hard electronic equipment, and durable electronic equipment and very sophisticated, so I think, now you have changed, and that change is inspired by other countries of the world," Chandana said.

Speaking of the upcoming 19th CPC National Congress, he praised China's democratic way of collecting suggestions and making decisions.

"You are going to plan for five years. You are discussing every single suggestion. You are collecting these suggestions from the people. Finally, you are getting it to one table and you are analyzing all these suggestions and make the five-year plan. So as far as I know, China is following that plan. That is the important thing. They are saying these things and are following these things. You are looking back at all the mistakes and all that. So this is, I think, it's very important to the world. Now, there are a lot of changes in China, so that changes help to uplift the Chinese lifestyle," he said.

Harunobu Kato is a senior commentator and journalist in Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK). Having been stationed in Beijing for many years, he is actively involved in the coverage of Chinese affairs. The upcoming CPC National Congress is a big event for him. He'll follow the entire congress closely and make comprehensive real-time coverage. Besides regular news programs, he will make some prime time feature programs on the congress.

"We believe that the 19th CPC National Congress will be a starting point of China’s future development. China is undergoing tremendous changes. Especially since President Xi Jinping assumed office, China's changes have been remarkable. After the 19th CPC National Congress, China will step into another phase and a new stage, so we are very interested in such a significant meeting," Kato said.

According to Kato, NHK's report of the meeting will be focused on China's economy and the Belt and Road Initiative.

"Through such an initiative as Belt and Road, China's economic development is able to benefit the entire Eurasia and common development and prosperity of China and other countries in Asia and Europe, which has made the world see China's achievements. I think the Belt and Road Initiative is a contribution to the entire world and humanity, and the beginning of China's role as a global leader," he said.

Kato said he is personally more interested in the issue of party building, noting that the deep-going anti-corruption campaign since the previous national congress has markedly raised the CPC's prestige among the people and enhanced its governance capacity.

The 19th CPC National Congress, scheduled to begin on Oct. 18 in Beijing, is a major event in China's political life.

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  • ID : 8063250
  • Published : 2017-10-13 20:17
  • Last Modified : 2017-10-13 20:17:35
  • Location : Tokyo,Japan;Colombo,Sri Lanka
  • Category : politics
  • Duration : 3'16
  • Audio Language : English/Japanese/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 2
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