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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Premier Li Keqiang delivers a healthy dose of realism

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A healthy dose of realism Rebalancing China's economy from being capital-intensive and export-driven to a more sustainable consumer-led model is tricky. Premier Li Keqiang acknowledged that yesterday at the close of the annual meeting ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More power to the people's congresses

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:09am by Hu Shuli

    ... fit for a people's republic of the 21st century This year's meetings of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference ... appeared to have stalled in recent years. Now's the time to restart them. Extending the time legislatures are in session will also be helpful. The people's congresses are a key part ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government must leave the tea lady out of the fight on graft

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 04:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... bureaucracy, cut waste and curb extravagance during NPC sessions. That all sounds like an undiscriminating blanket of frugality. It is sad to report that the highest-profile casualty so far, at least ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's NPC meeting of little or no consequence

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 06:01pm by Chang Ping

    ... sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference are taking place this week. Chinese internet users wryly noted that many of the delegates attending had rushed back to Beijing from different parts of the world in order to take part. Some Chinese even took to the streets to protest against the interference ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Enough talk- time for China to actually implement major reforms

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 12:32pm by Hu Shuli

    ... they are actually implemented Spring is in the air and how to rejuvenate the reform process will be the focus of next week's National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political ... to be further discussed during the NPC and CPPCC sessions. Significant action should be taken to lower market thresholds, as a clear signal that the government is committed to allowing private capital ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Acerbic tweets and policy announcements among the highlights of NPC 2013

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 08:18am by John Kennedy

    ... parliamentary sessions  kick off as Wen Jiabao presents his final work report as prime minister , ending with a Q&A session with reporters . During his speech, Wen is expected to focus heavily ... tradition by declining to reveal the latest defence budget . Check out some of their tweets below. Some Chinese finance reporters apparently found it more interesting outside the Great Hall ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 15, 2014

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by LETTERS

    ... unfortunate. The real tyrannical minority is the Chinese Communist Party, an organisation that monopolises power, locks up dissidents and seeks to dominate the political life of Hong Kong. Peter Baehr, ... is a peaceful city that enjoys all of the freedoms guaranteed under the Sino-British Joint Declaration that set out the terms of Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty. We need stronger ...

  9. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Reins on Shanghai set to be loosened

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... the city's plan to build the mainland's first free-trade zone, aiming at eventually creating a "mini-Hong Kong". This week, on the sidelines of the NPC's annual session, he said ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 29, 2014

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by LETTERS

    ... a better livelihood. Hong Kong's freedom was attractive, and still is today to many mainland Chinese. But I doubt if many would press for Westminster-style parliamentary democracy ... public transport. Perhaps, then, we could show a good example to other Chinese cities which are struggling with rising motor vehicle usage and airborne pollution. Cecilia Li, Fanling   Third ...




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