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  1. News - China - CONGRESS BRIEFING

    National People's Congress Briefs, March 10, 2014

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 03:26am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters 'Tibet is not Kunming' A Tibet standing committee member said the Kunming railway attack would not affect the autonomous region and sought to emphasise stability there- despite a track record of unrest and self-immolations against Chinese rule. Baima Chilin said Tibet had a unique geography and culture, so incidents like the March 1 attack by Xinjiang ...

  2. News - China - CONGRESS BRIEFING

    National People's Congress Briefs, March 8, 2014

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 03:59am by STAFF

    ... Economic Co-operation summit, which the capital is hosting. Staff Reporter   Economist warns of 'external shocks' Justin Lin Yi-fu, a Chinese People's Political Consultative ...

  3. News - China

    National People's Congress Briefs, March 7, 2014

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:29am by Zhang Hong, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... distiller of the Chinese spirit baijiu, is shifting its marketing focus from government officials to individual consumers in the face of Beijing’s ongoing corruption crackdown. Moutai chairman Yuan ...

  4. News - China - SECURITY

    China withholds full details of 2014 domestic security budget

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 03:41pm by Reuters

    ... on journalists to trying to stop attacks like the one at the weekend in Kunming in which 29 civilians were killed by knife-wielding assailants. The government last year announced at the annual session ... to the opening of the National People’s Congress annual session, vowed no let-up to protect social stability, a key watchword for Communist Party rule. “We will strengthen comprehensive maintenance ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    'Chinese are shorter than Japanese, Koreans': Yao Ming, lawmaker spotlight China's fitness problems

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 06:10pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... health programmes for the youth, saying more Chinese children are suffering from obesity and are lagging behind their taller South Korean and Japanese peers. “The physical fitness level has been ... echoed by former NBA star Yao Ming, a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), which together with the NPC make up the nation’s parliament. “Nowadays, [there is] ...

  6. News - China - CHARITY

    Charity donations may become compulsory for all Chinese earners in sector overhaul

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 02:57pm by WU NAN

    ... Charities have received little attention at this year's parliamentary meetings, but Zhou Sen, the National People's Congress deputy for Henan province, vowed the central government "will take action on the legislation as soon as the two sessions are over". Zhou wants it to be compulsory for citizens to donate part of their earnings to charity, "much like ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CHINA

    Beijing 'will do everything' to maintain Hong Kong's economic might, Li vows

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 02:37pm by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com As in previous years, Beijing will ensure territory's status as world financial hub, premier says The mainland’s policies on Hong Kong remain steadfast, Premier Li Keqiang said as he vowed Beijing would ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - National People’s Congress

    "The central government's policy … is consistent and clear-cut. It will continue to support Hong Kong"

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:38am by Tanna Chong, Tony Cheung

    ... that the central government's policy towards the city remained "consistent and clear-cut". His remarks at the annual press conference after the plenary sessions of the national legislature ... services, which are Hong Kong's strengths." Tam Yiu-chung, chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and a local delegate to the Chinese ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China's parliament a billionaires' club

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:47am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com China's parliament a billionaires' club Where in the world of politics would you find the greatest concentration of billionaires? Looking at the annual Hurun list of China's richest people, a good start may be with the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, which opened their annual ...

  10. News - China - Li Keqiang

    Premier’s plan for government policy wins approval as NPC draws to a close

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:28pm by Zhang Hong

    ... parliamentary session. In past years, many deputies have expressed dissatisfaction over judicial corruption by voting against reports delivered by the heads of the Supreme People's Court ... government policy was backed by 2,887 deputies, with 15 objecting and five abstaining. Watch: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang  says debt defaults 'hardly avoidable' ...




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