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  1. News - China

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

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

    ... puts more value on people’s 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 ... wanted to encourage people to adopt 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 ...

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    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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - NPC/CPPCC 2013

    Gathering of leaders in Beijing a time for feasting

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Gathering in Beijing a time for feasting Sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference ... to official extravagance, Hong Kong deputies to the two bodies expect to have a busy social schedule when the plenary sessions kick off next week. "Chinese society has long highly valued ...

  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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