Hangzhou's G20 media center closes
Some 500 computers and more than 1,480 seats are provided for journalists in the common working area. [Photo by Li Zhenyu]
With the closing of G20 Hangzhou Summit, the media center, situated on the first floor of Hangzhou International Expo Center, closed at noon on Sept 6.
Yang Zewei, deputy director of center, said that about 18,000 media staff from nearly 70 countries came in and out of the hall during the summit and conferences.
The center covers a total area of 15,000 square meters, and enabled some 5,000 journalists to work there at the same time.
Wi-Fi access and a common media working area were provided, as well as rented booth area, a press release area, a master control room (MCR), live stand-up positions, interview rooms, refreshment areas and a cafeteria, supported by professional service staff and volunteers.
Liu Haiying, general manager of Hangzhou International Expo Center and National Convention Center, said that the hall was decorated with Hangzhou elements to show Jiangnan’s charm. Details such as West Lake scenery on the photo wall, the famous painting "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains" on the decorative wall and Hangzhou cuisine in the cafeteria reflected the characteristics of the area in every possible way.