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  1. Provincial CPPCC session kicks off

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

    ... He Huifeng The 10th session of the Guangdong provincial Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference opens in Guangzhou this afternoon, with hundreds of members of the CPPCC committee expected to push proposals and express opinions on Guangdong's development. Guangdong CPPCC chairman Chen Shaoji will deliver his work report at the opening session, highlighting ...

  2. KMT planning cautious session

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... hurt the image of the island's main opposition party, KMT caucus leader Kuo Su-chun said yesterday. 'Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung hopes that in future legislative sessions, Speaker Wang can ... The DPP won just 27. When the new session starts next month, the KMT will, with the help of five independent legislators who are informal allies, be in a position to get the required 75 per cent ...

  3. HK liaison chief tipped for NPC legislative body

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Beijing Beijing's top man in Hong Kong is tipped as a second Hong Kong-based candidate for membership on the National People's Congress Standing Committee. Ng Hong-mun, former local deputy to the NPC who stepped down as the new annual session opened this month, wrote in his column in Ming Pao yesterday that Gao Siren, 64, might join the Standing Committee ...

  4. Kwok brothers avoid awkward questions, skip media session

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... friendship with Ida Tong Kam-hing. While there have been meetings where Walter Kwok's duties as a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference kept him in Beijing, ... the normally lengthy session was brought to a prompt finish after 30 minutes to avoid prickly questions about the family drama. Executive director Thomas Chan Kui-yuen began the briefing ...

  5. Argentine chef plans his own jam session

    Posted Apr 11th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... forward to learning about Chinese food. 'I like Chinese food a lot, and this will be a wonderful opportunity to learn about the different types,' he said. Diego worked at age 21 at El ...

  6. Rubber stamp or not, annual session bears watching closely

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... promoted, sacked or moved- will have happened well before its full, annual session opens next week. What is typically left for about 3,000 national delegates to do is sit through two carefully choreographed weeks of scripted speechmaking, and overwhelmingly approve law bills and work reports. But the rubber-stamp parliament is still keenly watched. The annual full session of the NPC remains ...

  7. Cabinet reform tops agenda at party meeting

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Changes loom at plenary session The Communist Party's elite began a three-day meeting yesterday to discuss a controversial plan for restructuring the cabinet and a ministerial reshuffle. The second plenary session of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party opened in Beijing yesterday, Xinhua reported. 'Restructuring of the State Council ...

  8. Love or money?

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... Body on Senior Salaries reviews parliamentary pay every few years and makes recommendation to the prime minister. One of its key criteria in determining the pay of members of Parliament ... of the job'. Before tendering its advice on parliamentary pay, the review body usually commissions a pay consultant to carry out a comparison between the existing pay of MPs and ministers with those ...

  9. New satellite launch base set for 2014 Hainan liftoff

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan China is expected to ramp up competition in the international space launch industry when the country's fourth satellite launch centre goes into operation in 2014 in Hainan ... of its low latitude. Mr Tao also said its location, just 800 metres from the South China Sea, would cut transport costs for both domestic and overseas launches. Chinese Academy of Engineering ...

  10. Experts meet to discuss weighty issues

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau An international conference on globalisation kicked off at Chinese University yesterday. The two-day conference on 'Globalisation: Cultures, Institutions ... economic crisis. More than 100 academics, including the 1993 Nobel laureate in economic sciences Douglass North, were set to give four keynotes speeches, two plenary sessions and 22 concurrent ...




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