China News Net reported that the Nanjing Municipal Government held a press conference for the first time on December 29, 2009, at which over one hundred newly assigned news spokespersons for the variety of the CCP committees in Nanjing presented themselves. It is rare that a municipal government in China opens more than one hundred news spokesperson positions at one time.
The news spokespersons are the major leaders of each ministry, of the CCP committees, and departments. Representing all levels of Party committees, they will strengthen the connections with domestic and foreign news media. For urgent incidents, news spokespersons must be able to respond to reporters’ phone calls 24 hours a day.
Source: China News Net, December 29, 2009