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  1. Session ends with warning to Taipei

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... was adopted by the nation's top advisory body, which closed its annual session yesterday. Without directly naming him, the resolution attacked Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian for undermining ... the resolution by the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference said. It said Mr Chen's decision to scrap the council and the National Unification Guidelines was a dangerous step ...

  2. Members open session with Taiwan warning

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... session to issue a strongly worded warning over the Taiwanese leader's scrapping this week of the island's unification council, which the mainland sees as a provocation. 'We will never tolerate Taiwan independence and will uncompromisingly oppose and check secessionist forces and their activities,' said Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference ...

  3. Bank chief tackles claim of cheap asset sales

    Posted Mar 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in various banks, insurers and brokerages as Beijing sought foreign expertise and cash to turn around its shaky financial sector. State media reported that during the parliamentary session, some ... too cheaply, bankers said. Concern that China was ceding too much influence to foreign investors was a strong undercurrent during the annual session of parliament that ended on Tuesday. ...

  4. Parliamentary reform push gains no new friends for Arroyo

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Alastair Mcindoe

    ... over changing the country's two-chamber US-style presidential form of government to a unicameral parliamentary one must seem absurdly esoteric. But supporters of so-called charter change ... is scheduled to end in 2010. The administration's blueprint for a parliamentary form of government would make it harder to impeach a president. Mrs Arroyo survived an impeachment attempt only last ...

  5. Parliamentary question time

    Posted Jan 19th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... arrived.' Her husband mutters: 'That's funny, I don't recall ordering one.' What has raised suspicions is a few things the various proposed parliamentary models have in common. ...

  6. So, who wants to look like Jacko?

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... on to scoop first place in the tournament. The quick-witted students from a Chinese-medium school scornfully demolished the opposing case 'that governments should fund all manner of cosmetic ... through six heats of the British Parliamentary Debating contest against students from international and top English-medium schools, and the two British MPs on the judging panel were highly ...

  7. Rural development to underpin economy, says statistician

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... in the current parliamentary session that will curb investment, control credit and encourage domestic consumption. At the same time, a top government adviser said there were four obstacles to a smooth ... of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Qiu Xiaohua, deputy commissioner of the National Bureau of Statistics, said: 'China's economy won world recognition and came top ...

  8. Spotlight on Chinese writers

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong and Macau. The eight featured writers will be the adjudicators. The seminar and sharing sessions will be held at the Chinese Civilisation Centre, 6/F Amenities Building in CityU's ... as well as two sessions in the afternoon. Started as a writing competition at CityU seven years ago, this year's City Literary Festival has expanded to include Macau. Its aim is to enhance ...

  9. Targeting of petitioners denied

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Security forces needed to clear Beijing of troublemakers before the annual parliamentary session, a senior ministry official said yesterday, without disclosing how many people ... for this year's National People's Congress. More than 12,000 police would patrol the streets and implement strict precautionary measures at key locations during the parliamentary session, the Beijing ...

  10. Racial quota angers Chinese retailers

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Business owners may be forced to sell 30pc to native Malays Chinese business leaders are angry at the revival of plans to force business owners ... The sector is dominated by ethnic Chinese families, and foreign holdings are often owned by Chinese outside the country. Under the planned rules such businesses must raise paid-up capital to above ...




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