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  1. News - China

    Party Central Committee's third plenum raises reform expectations

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... and institutionalised, the party holds a national congress every five years. The congress is responsible for electing the Central Committee, which adopts the number of the congress that elected it; the 18th Central Committee is in office now. Between congresses, the Central Committee meets for plenums or plenary sessions. While these usually take place annually, in the first year two such meetings ...

  2. News - China

    Long-time Xinjiang official promoted to central committee

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Long-time Xinjiang official promoted Beijing has promoted a local official to the Xinjiang Communist Party's central committee in the wake of ethnic violence that has rocked the region. Li Xuejun, 52, who was formerly the party chief of Yili Kazak autonomous prefecture, is a Han Chinese who has spent most of his career in the restive region ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Beijing is right on nominating committee

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 04:30am by Alex Lo

    ... and common sense say if you have public nomination, there is simply no need or place for a nominating committee. On this specific point, the Hong Kong and central governments are right: ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Beijing is right on nominating committee Oh dear, let the tedium start. The public consultation on electoral reform has finally started. There will be lots ...

  4. News - China - GOVERNANCE

    NPC Standing Committee to debate approval of one-child policy, labour camp reforms

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 01:31pm by He Huifeng

    ... laojiao last month at the third plenum of the party’s Central Committee. The laojiao system was established in 1957 for minor offenders whose crime was not severe enough to warrant court ... a labour camp system and relaxing the decades-long one-child policy are among the highly watched proposals that the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee is expected to discuss ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Nominating committee is the best option: propaganda chief Hao Tiechuan

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 05:15am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Nominating committee is 'best option' Leaving the right to pick the city's chief executive candidates exclusively in the hands of the nominating committee is the "best and most acceptable choice to all", says Beijing's Hong Kong propaganda chief. Hao Tiechuan, publicity director of the central government's ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Concerned about pro-Beijing camp's definition of nominating committee

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 03:54am by LETTERS

    ... Pro-Beijing camp's nominating committee will not be democratic I refer to Alex Lo's column ("Beijing is right on nominating committee", December 6). Lo has missed ... and open elections, or his interpretation that leaves the selection of candidates solely with a committee. This is the relevant part of Article 45 of the Basic Law: "The ultimate aim ...

  7. Comment - Debates - ELECTORAL REFORM

    How to make nominating committee ‘broadly representative’ for 2017 vote

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 07:59pm by Frank Ching

    ... in 2000. After that, those seats were filled by direct elections. Clearly, the central authorities recognised that members elected by the Election Committee were not as representative as directly ... Frank Ching Frank Ching believes the Election Committee format can be modified to fit the purpose of a 'broadly representative' committee for 2017 Expansion plan When the Basic ...

  8. News - China - COURTS

    Communist Party committees are meddling less in courtrooms: judges

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 10:18am by Keith Zhai

    ... are still closely watched by the party’s central committee. Meng is believed to have arrived in Jinan, in Shandong province on the eve of the trial of disgraced politician Bo Xilai to monitor ... at provincial or city-level courts said the practice by powerful committees, composed of local cadres, of issuing instructions to courts – which one academic described as coaching the judges on what ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Top Basic Law Committee members to visit, share views

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 05:21am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Top Basic Law Committee members to share views Two top members of the Basic Law Committee will visit tomorrow upon the invitation of Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Committee chairman Li Fei and vice-chairman Zhang Rongshun would "exchange views with senior officials, department heads and members of the community on issues ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    China's state security committee shows Xi's clout

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 07:30pm by AP

    ... of the Politburo Standing Committee, the apex of party power, and not directly controlled by then-President Hu Jintao. Zhou exerted his control over security agencies as head of the party's Central ... GILLIAN WONG (Associated Press) BEIJING (AP) — China's plan to create a new security committee demonstrates President Xi Jinping's success in cementing his authority as Communist ...




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