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  1. News - China - HENAN

    Henan hits back at 'grave clearing' opponents

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 01:06pm by Ernest Kao

    ... a recently dropped member of Henan’s People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) for openly questioning the campaign on microblogging service Sina Weibo earlier this year. Zhao Keluo, 38, had ... letter quickly went viral on Chinese social media. "I am so naive about politics, I should have been removed far earlier," Zhao wrote, an apparent jab at the CPPCC’s role, which ...

  2. News - China - HENAN

    Henan official who criticised grave-clearing campaign 'repents' after rebuke

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 11:44am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Officials revoked a member's candidacy for the Standing Committee of Henan province's CPPCC after he openly criticised a government-backed campaign to clear graves.            Zhao Keluo, 38, a member of the eastern province's People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), broke the news in a strongly worded “ letter of repentance ” posted yesterday ...

  3. News - China

    Billionaire no longer a CPPCC member after change of nationality

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 03:39pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Chinese restaurateur and billionaire Zhang Lan is no longer a member of the Chaoyang District People’s Political Consultative Conference, the Beijing Times reported on Wednesday. Chinese restaurateur and billionaire Zhang Lan is no longer a member ...

  4. Former chair of Nanshan CPPCC said to be in US

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com A top political adviser from Shenzhen's Nanshan district who is being investigated by a party discipline committee is now in the US, a family member has told a local newspaper. Wen Ling, who stepped down as chairwoman o ...

  5. Bigger CPPCC role on stability

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Conference, said maintaining stability was a priority for the CPPCC. He also pledged to increase contact with citizens, especially the young, in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. CPPCC members should ... conflicts,' Jia said in a speech to kick-start the annual gathering at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday. CPPCC delegates who belong to ethnic minority or religious groups should play ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Donald Tsang retirement prospects diminish even further

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung and Colleen Lee His predecessor’s election to presidium may block ex-chief executive’s path to CPPCC Retirement hopes dim even further for Donald Tsang Former chief executive ... on the presidium made it more likely he would stay as a CPPCC vice-chairman, leaving little apparent room for Tsang's ascension. It had been speculated that Tung would seek election as a delegate ...

  7. 'Cheap' memberships under pressure

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the mainland by becoming CPPCC members at local or provincial levels. While qualifying as a national CPPCC delegate is often difficult and competitive, it is relatively easy to become one at provincial ... be locally-born: in theory, a Qinghai CPPCC member could be a Hongkonger or a Guangdong resident. The CPPCC, nominally the country's top political advisory body, wields little actual political power. ...

  8. It's business as usual

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com The composition of the Hong Kong delegation to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is by no means a microcosm of Hong Kong ... chapters of the CPPCC in Guangdong and Fujian are businesspeople. Among the 950 delegates to the Guangdong chapter of the CPPCC, 130 come from Hong Kong and Macau, with more than 100 being ...

  9. Tung Chee-hwa in tribute to Leung's maritime work

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on arbitration, insurance... it is a successful programme,' said Tung (pictured) during a CPPCC meeting. 'As Hong Kong excels in financing, and the shipping business in Hong Kong involves a lot of financing and management, it incurs a lot of legal issues. It touches on maritime law.' Tung, who is also a CPPCC vice-chairman, said City University's programme, which was advocated ...

  10. News - China - REFORM

    Adviser calls for SOEs to exit competitive markets

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Sanya xuejun.cai@scmp.com CPPCC vice-chairman says state giants should cede competitive markets to private firms Adviser wants SOEs to exit markets A senior member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Congress has called for a dramatic reduction in the number of state-owned enterprises, the most high-profile call for reform since the country's ...




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