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  1. Emily Lau confirmed as the Democrats' vice-chairwoman

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew Cheng Kar-foo obtained 132 votes, failing to win one of the two seats, but was returned to the party's central committee with the highest number of votes- 267. A total of 310 people, ... and healthy competition'. He also said that apart from Ms Lau, three other former members of The Frontier were voted onto the party's central committee 'indicating the merger has been ...

  2. 'X-man' nears end of a long and colourful career

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... service's director in 1988. In 1992, he was elected an alternate member of the Communist Party's Central Committee. Mr Jiang promoted him to deputy chief of general staff in 1996. His rise faltered in 2003, when he failed to be elected as a full central committee member. The position went to General Cao Gangchuan instead. Analysts said General Xiong's reputation as a seasoned ...

  3. Vice-premier attacks loose monetary policies

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... cabinet leader, after the Central Committee completed the draft Five-Year Plan in the middle of last month. Li said candidly that 'new pressures' for balancing domestic and international ... a stable US dollar, turning the tables after Washington criticised Beijing's currency and trade policies. Li wrote the article to explain the significance of the Communist Party Central ...

  4. Second mission to head for disputed islands

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... islands in a bid to demonstrate mainland sovereignty. Chan Yu-nam, a member of the Hong Kong-based Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, said yesterday he and fellow committee member Cheng Chi-kwan would make the trip. Several other people are travelling to the mainland to support the mission, including DAB chairman Ma Lik, central committee member Suen Kai-cheong, DAB ...

  5. Premier Wen comes out in full support of GM crops

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Central Committee meeting in Beijing. Zhu Zhen, a leading transgenic rice scientist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Genetics and Development Biology, said transgenic engineering ... Stephen Chen The central government will use transgenic crops to boost farmers' incomes and reinvigorate the rural economy, Premier Wen Jiabao told Science magazine. Mr Wen, ...

  6. Sides to discuss resuming rights dialogue

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Zemin would relinquish his post as chairman of the Central Military Commission at the recent fourth plenum of the Communist Party's Central Committee. The New York Times has denied Zhao ...

  7. Old wine poured from old bottle as Tung tries to calm the waters

    Posted Oct 15th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Jintao. It also echoes calls by the party's Central Committee at its recent plenum to 'enhance the capability of governance'. The initiative is reminiscent of a similar pledge ...

  8. President's speech to delegates short on words, long on meaning

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... week's plenary session of the Communist Party Central Committee carries both symbolic and substantive significance. Symbolically, it marks the beginning of a new phase in the implementation ...

  9. DAB may urge broad by-election boycott

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... too. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong is expected to decide at a meeting of its central committee today not to take part in the by-elections. The Federation ... challenge to the central government. He said they were confident of winning over other members of the committee at tonight's meeting. 'If our party boycotts the by-elections, it is logical ...

  10. Debate fails to settle school management row

    Posted May 05th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, Linda Yeung

    ... bodies could set up a central committee to lay down long-term strategy for schools. They also had the right to appoint the supervisor, who would chair the incorporated committee. Bishop Zen ... the students.' Under the bill, which the government wants to be passed before the legislative year ends in July, school management committees will be incorporated and directly accountable ...




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