Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a visit to the Beijing headquarters of three state media outlets on Friday – CCTV, People’s Daily and Xinhua News Agency.
His visit generated much excitement among mainland Chinese reporters graced by his presence, with CCTV especially proud of their “exclusive”.
A banner spotted at the office stated: “CCTV’s family is The Party; Absolute loyalty; Please inspect us”.
Foreign correspondents and journalists on Twitter were also greatly amused by the surreal scenes.
So CCTV news tonight will lead with Xi Jinping visiting CCTV to present the news about Xi Jinping visiting CCTV. https://t.co/TbHCrmIjBq