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  1. News - China - LAW

    Tougher laws for human trafficking proposal unites Hong Kong's NPC deputies

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:58am by Tanna Chong

    ... of children to 10 years in jail. The amendment, first raised by deputy Wong Ting-chung in 2013, seeks to amend article 241 of the Chinese Criminal Law. That article spells out penalties for sellers ...

  2. News - China Insider - POLITICS

    No more Chanel or Emilio Pucci for princeling Li Xiaolin at congress meeting, but critics unimpressed

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 01:57pm by Amy Li

    ... luxury clothing Li Xiaolin, the daughter of former Chinese premier Li Peng, surprised her critics this week after she was snapped carrying a cloth bag to a session at the annual convention ... subsidiary of the State owned giant China Power Investment Corporation.  Yet a photo published by Chinese newspapers on Tuesday showed that Li, dressed in a light coloured suit, was carrying ...

  3. News - China

    Chinese billionaire: 'People with lower education levels should be prohibited from giving birth'

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 03:10pm by Chris Luo

    ... qualities instead of just their numbers. Regarding the right to give birth, it is a fundamental human right. Everyone is equal,” he wrote on Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo. Chen, chairman ... an environmentally-lifestyle. Chen also said he would donate 30,000 bicycles this year. The Chinese government has enforced the one-child policy since the late 1970s. Authorities estimate that the policy has prevented ...


    Beijing to wage broad smog fight

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 04:21am by Li Jing

    ... said progress was being made. He noted that recent pollution concentrations in the area covering Beijing, Hebei and Tianjin were lower than in January 2013. "The public cannot feel ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Beijing still struggles to make voice heard through Sina Weibo

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 04:38am by Angela Meng

    ... steadily over the past few years, it remains to be seen how effective they are in influencing public opinion. Beijing has long recognised the sway of social media and sought to control it. In 2013 ... social media was strengthening oversight of Chinese officials, and this was "a very good thing". As of October, there were 100,151 government Sina Weibo accounts, 66,830 of which were ...

  6. 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 ... of the People. Caijing reporters tweeting from (outside) lianghui twitter.com/28wordslater/s… — John Kennedy (@28wordslater) 2013年3月4日 Also check out this BBC roundup of SCMP and Chinese media NPC ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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