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  1. News - China

    Scores elected to National People's Congress Standing Committee

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Beijing chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Ballot was only competitive election during annual sessions of nation's top legislature Scores elected to NPC Standing Committee Scores ... competitive election during the annual sessions of China's top legislature and its top advisory body. A total of 173 NPC deputies contested the 161 NPC Standing Committee seats. In the other ...

  2. News - China

    New leaders face a myriad of challenges

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 11:42am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... making him China’s pre-eminent leader following his ascent last November to head the Communist Party and the military. Though the outcome of the legislative session was a foregone conclusion, ... by powerful state industries and mounting public anger over widespread corruption, a burgeoning income gap and social inequality. An increasingly vocal Chinese public is expressing impatience ...

  3. News - China

    Uighur leader youngest member of Xinjiang’s delegation to NPC

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 02:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Chinese, after millions moved to the area in recent decades. Relations between them are often tense and riots rocked Xinjiang, which is twice the size of Turkey and rich in oil and gas, in 2009, ... Giving them the opportunity to do so, she added, “could have eased the tensions and helped to foster integration in China”. Reza Hasmath, lecturer in Chinese politics at Oxford University, said ...

  4. News - China

    I'm outstanding, says last chief of mainland's top print censor

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... of the lengthy name for the new agency - the State General Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television - a 14-character name in Chinese, Xinhua said on its microblog yesterday ... and communications after the merger received approval at the end of the annual session of the National People's Congress this week. Liu, 64, replaced the hardline Long Xinmin as GAPP director after ...

  5. News - China

    New leaders should seek flexible definition of Taiwan, NPC deputy says

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... of the Taipei-based Chinese Integration Association, said defining the "one China" principle was an urgent task for both sides. He said Beijing's ignorance of "the existence of the ROC" had encouraged more young Taiwanese to keep their distance from a "Chinese" identity. An opinion poll conducted by Taiwanese cable news network TVBS late last year found that 75 ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Chinese envoy Li Xiaolin and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe meet amid strained ties

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:28am by KYODO, Reuters, Teddy Ng

    ... to meet Xi on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum's summit in Beijing next month. Abe said during a parliamentary session yesterday that China was becoming more ... relations A senior Chinese official known for her close ties with President Xi Jinping briefly met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the top government spokesman in Tokyo said yesterday. ...

  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. News - China - POLITICS

    China reshuffles ministries in bid to streamline government

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:27pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Shengjun, said Chinese courts had sentenced more than 20,000 people for making and selling adulterated milk powder, recycled cooking oil known as “gutter oil” and the steroid clenbuterol, which ...

  9. News - China

    Catching up on their sleep: Delegates caught snoozing during NPC

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 04:57pm by Staff Reporter

    ... It's the most important meeting of the year, when the two legislative and consultative bodies of China meet to decide major policies and key government appointments. Yet for some the People's Congress is clearly an opportunity to catch up on some much-needed sleep. These delegates were caught yawning and napping in the gallery throughout today's session, which included ...

  10. News - China

    Mainland urbanisation drive may increase financial risks, say advisers

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... attending the annual session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing cautioned that urbanisation was not as easy to achieve as many had imagined. They warned ...




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