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  1. Delegates end session by scrapping farm tax

    Posted Dec 30th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The National People's Congress Standing Committee ended its week-long session yesterday by abolishing the national agricultural tax and setting a date for the legislative body's next annual session. The next plenum will convene on March 5 in Beijing, Xinhua reported, with lawmakers expected to review and pass the Eleventh Five-Year Plan on national economic ...

  2. No sparks as Tsang faces first Legco session

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Just before Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was due to face Legco for the first time as chief executive, a pro-Beijing politician grumbled that the question-and-answer session would ... Chung-kai concentrated on issues regarding the exchange fund, only for Mr Tsang to dismiss them as irrelevant. Buoyed, perhaps, by the Chinese University poll yesterday which placed his rating ...

  3. Shares drop for second session on US worries

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Chinese venture partner of Japan's Honda Motor, was one of the worst performers among the 33 blue chips after its earnings for last year fell short of market expectations. Its shares plunged ... or 10 cents to $2.28 after the company delayed announcing its results for last year by one week. The stock had sunk to a record low of $2.25 during the morning session. Sinopec, ...

  4. Agenda items moved to next week

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... and then we can have the motion debates.' The adjournment wasted about $8,000 in public funds- Legco interpreters charge $7,680 per session and electricity costs $375 an hour. ...

  5. Building social harmony top of party's agenda

    Posted Feb 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Kwan Hu's concept expected to be the hot topic at two major parliamentary conferences this week Constructing a 'socialist harmonious society' is expected to become a main theme of the two annual parliamentary conferences to be held this week, state media reported yesterday. In a curtain-raiser, China News Service yesterday said the emphasis on social ...

  6. Chinese consumption to triple

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Study predicts urban growth will fuel massive increase in spending power China will become the second-largest consumer market in the world by 2014, ahead of Japan and Germany, as its share of global consumption more than triples over the next 10 years, according to a book launched yesterday by Credit Suisse First Boston. The Rise of the Chinese ...

  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the story 'Heavy workload leads Wen to postpone trip' on page A10 on Saturday, it was wrongly stated that the sixth plenary session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party is scheduled to open in the second half of next month. It should be the fifth plenary session of the 16th Central Committee. ...

  8. Mapping Chinese calligraphy expo

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... is trying to make a breakthrough in the development of traditional Chinese calligraphy. Their inspiration comes from analysing Chinese characters and writing, and using this as a framework to explore new ideas. The exhibition will be held from July 9 to 14 at the Artist Commune in To Kwa Wan. A discussion session hosted by the artists will precede the event on July 8 from 7 to 9pm ...

  9. Chinese women to stage special clinic in HK

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the July 8-10 event said yesterday that they had arranged the session with 40 students who would be offered the rare opportunity to train together with their heroes, who pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in women's volleyball in the gold medal match against the Russians at the 2004 Olympic Games. The Chinese came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in one of the Games' most ...

  10. Property extends winning run into sixth session

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson Investors shrug off expectations of interest rate increases Property stocks rallied for the sixth straight session yesterday as investors embraced news of strong home sales ... the rate rise, but in the six sessions since, it has rallied 10.2 per cent and recovered all the losses from earlier in the year. In a report published yesterday, Goldman Sachs rated the sector ...




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