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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    A nod to grief, then back to business: NPC refuses to be distracted by Malaysia Airlines and Kunming disasters

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:39am by Verna Yu

    ... then it's back to business In many countries, national disasters can disrupt parliamentary sessions and dominate their agendas for days. But not on the mainland. Apart from a minute's silence ... parliamentary meeting in Beijing. Neither did news of the disappearance of Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 carrying 239 passengers and crew, including more than 150 Chinese nationals, ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Disgruntled delegates urge party to give CPPCC more teeth

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 02:56pm by WU NAN

    ... and parliament, the NPC and CPPCC, and among the advisory body's delegates themselves. He cited time constraints within the two-week parliamentary sessions of the NPC and CPPCC, which didn't ... 'just decoration' A group of academics with the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) have openly criticised the "weak" role of the advisory body, which ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Zhang Dejiang rules out public nomination for 2017 chief executive poll

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:47pm by Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... out conditions for the city's political reform to about 200 Hong Kong delegates to the annual conference in Beijing of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. ... of Hong Kong and Macau. Speaking at the opening of the national legislature’s yearly session this morning Li also promised to "support the chief executives and governments of the two regions ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam, Fanny Law speak up against claim of unpatriotic HKU polling

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 07:55pm by Stuart Lau, Tony Cheung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... at critical moments". Peter Lee, a standing committee member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, spoke at a Beijing group meeting attended by Zhang Dejiang- one ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Attend more meetings and cut out the lavish dinners, Hong Kong’s CPPCC delegates told

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 06:19pm by GARY CHEUNG AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... discussion in Beijing yesterday morning. Yin, herself a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, reminded Hong Kong delegates that they should attend meetings, keep ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    HK delegates eye greater links with motherland

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:02am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com HK delegates eye greater links with motherland Two Hong Kong delegates to the national legislature say Beijing should give greater attention to local affairs, with a former security chief calling on the mainland's civil ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Beijing still struggles to make voice heard through Sina Weibo

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

    ... 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 ... to disseminate certain types of propaganda, such as photos of Xi Jinping visiting restaurants", Goldkorn said. The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference meets today, while ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Conference austerity police put a new twist on 'personalised' bottled water

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 04:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Delegates to parliamentary sessions won't be overwhelmed with fancy hotel hospitality No splashing out on bottled water Beijing has ratcheted up its campaign against waste and extravagant spending by government officials ahead of the annual parliamentary sessions next week, ordering luxurious dishes to be dropped from the menu and bottled water to be tagged ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Local NPC delegates take stock after first year

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:59am by Tony Cheung

    ... recommendations to cut emissions and improve public transport. He said he would follow up on these issues starting tomorrow, when he attended the national legislature's annual session in Beijing. ...




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