Fujian provincial government and the organizers of the 19th China International Fair for Investment & Trade, which took place in Xiamen, Fujian province in September, convened an expert panel to select the best news coverage of the 2016 event on Dec 27.
Some 1,300 journalists from 250 media outlets worldwide covered the event in September, helping to promote China’s biggest annual investment and trade fair far and wide. The enormous media coverage made a big contribution to raising the global profile and influence of the CIFIT.
Fujian and the CIFIT organizing committee aim to acknowledge and encourage the great efforts made by the local and international media by organizing a competition to select the best media coverage of the 19th CIFIT.
According to the organizing committee, a total of 92 pieces of content have been entered into the competition, half of which were created by media in Fujian province and half created by national media and overseas media. 
A panel of experts gathered in Xiamen on Dec 27 to select the winning entries, presided over by Cheng Jing, deputy director of Fujian’s commerce department.
Other important members on the panel included Lin Xianyuan, deputy director of Fujian’s information office, and high-ranking officers from People’s Daily, Xinhua News Agency, Fujian Daily and Voice of Strait Broadcasting Station.
The competition winners are expected to be announced shortly.