B. Brief Introduction to the International Press Center (IPC)
The International Press Center (IPC) is located on the nineteenth floor of the Prime Tower at 22 Chaoyangmenwai Street in Beijing. It was officially opened in May, 2000 and aims to serve all resident and short-term foreign correspondents and press officers of the foreign diplomatic corps in China.
The IPC is under the jurisdiction of the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and has the following main functions:
1.Arranges background briefings, interviews, tours and other activities.
2.Provides printed and audio-visual materials and other information on China
3.Processes registration, delivery, extension and cancellation of foreign correspondents' accreditations
4.Facilitates and provides information for foreign correspondents' work and life in China.
Tel.: (010) 6588-2585, 6588-2586
Fax: (010) 6588-2594