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  1. Central Committee approves plan to streamline cabinet

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The Communist Party's Central Committee endorsed a comprehensive administrative reform plan yesterday that includes the streamlining of the State Council, the mainland's cabinet. The second plenary session of the party's 17th Central Committee, chaired by president and party general secretary Hu Jintao, also approved the proposed new leadership ...

  2. Key party central committee meeting scheduled

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Communist Party leadership will hold an important meeting of the powerful members of the central committee in October. The Sixth Session of the 16th Communist Party Central Committee would review a work report by the Politburo, Xinhua reported yesterday. It would also 'study the issue of building a harmonious socialist society'- a concept ...

  3. Standing Committee praises relief effort, backs rebuilding plan

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the central government's budget following the quake, and the new lineup of Hong Kong's Basic Law committee, the agency said. ... Shi Jiangtao Government-led rescue and relief efforts following the Sichuan earthquake have been praised by the National People's Congress Standing Committee, which approved ...

  4. 'Social management' unlikely to offer much in the way of justice

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... expanded and changed its name from the Central Committee for Comprehensive Management of Public Security to the Central Committee for Comprehensive Social Management. The rebranding may seem like a tweak, but adopting the phrase 'social management' underlines its renewed function under the powerful Communist Party Central Committee. The committee's responsibility, according ...

  5. New committee to further HK-Taiwan exchanges

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Eleven artists and representatives from the city's cultural and creative industries have been appointed to lead a committee to enhance cultural exchange, liaison and co-operation ... for Performing Arts, has been appointed convenor of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Co-operation Committee, set up under the Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Co-operation and Promotion Council. Other ...

  6. Drug review put in hands of high-level committee

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang The health minister decided last night to step up government action against the scandal-hit drug industry and set up a high-level review committee to put ... taskforce would have to report to a high-level committee chaired by Permanent Secretary for Food and Health Sandra Lee Suk-yee. Dr Chow said he was 'very concerned' about the recent ...

  7. UN committee hears HK rights group concerns

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Police strip-searches, asylum policy, child rights on agenda The United Nations Committee Against Torture yesterday heard the concerns of Hong Kong rights activists about police strip-searching procedures and the lack of a clear government policy on asylum seekers. The views were put forward as the Geneva-based committee began a hearing on human rights in Hong ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Hong Kong Central Hospital closes after 46 years

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Sadness as court ruling forces facility to shut after nearly half a century of providing cheap private care, including 60pc of abortions every year Tearful goodbye as city hospitalcloses its doors Staff and patients wept as the Hong Kong Central Hospital in Mid-Levels closed yesterday. It became the first private hospital to shut in the city after ...

  9. Committee to set dos and don'ts for WTO protests

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

    ... Dikky Sinn Arrangements for handling the 10,000-plus demonstrators expected to turn out during December's World Trade Organisation meeting will be overseen by a special committee ... since January. Alliance chairwoman Elizabeth Tang Yin-ngor said the establishment of the committee showed the administration's sincerity. Ms Tang also quoted government officials as saying ...

  10. Business - Money - TAXES

    Beijing advisers propose tax on large stock sales to narrow the wealth gap

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... of the CPPCC committee. The central government does not now tax gains from stock trading. Premier Wen Jiabao has listed the need to narrow the divide between the rich and poor among the country's ... of equities held for short periods to help narrow the nation's wealth gap, Xinhua reported. The economic committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference also suggested ...




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