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  1. News - China

    Video: How much do foreigners know about Chinese politics?

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 06:43pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com As the Chinese parliament and its political advisory body hold their annual gatherings this month, “lianghui” (or “two sessions” a collective name for both National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Xinhua: CPPCC official keeps a wife, four concubines, and six kids in his massive Liaoning estate

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 08:12am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Today's officials behaving illegally shocker comes from Li Qingshan, a member of the CPPCC Liaoning Provincial Committee who stands accused of fathering six kids ... 2011, until January 24 this year. Aside from his CPPCC post, Li also serves a vice-chairman of the Jinzhou municipal All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. Jinzhou family planning ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Can Stephen Chow rise to the CPPCC challenge?

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo Pundits point to the failings of past celebrity CPPCC delegates after satirical actor picked Chow's art has imitated life; can he rise to the challenge? "The country ... delegates failing to do so. For example, track icon Liu Xiang, a national CPPCC delegate, has been absent from meetings or attended them without preparing any proposals on the grounds of tight ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Seeds of change in NPC and CPPCC

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by ISABEL HILTON

    ... of public anger, it offers a platform for citizens' concerns to be raised. For China's increasingly sophisticated civil society, the NPC and CPPCC do present a rare opportunity ... of such proposals from green organisations. The presence in the NPC and CPPCC of some people with a well-grounded understanding of the environmental crisis gives non-governmental organisations at worst ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Slow CPPCC banquets don't fill me up, says Eric Tsang

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:39pm by Ernest Kao

    ... of Guangzhou Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) since 2011, showed up in Jiangmen to hear the government’s Work Report over the weekend and left feeling rather unfulfilled. ... with the new banquet mantra of "four dishes, one soup". According to Xinhua, CPPCC members dined on four dishes: a master stock platter, taro-fried bacon, snow peas, lotus root fungus ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by STAFF

    ... executive election in 2017. Among those attending are senior Hong Kong government officials, lawmakers, district council chairmen and deputies, NPC and CPPCC representatives and community leaders. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Top lawyer fears guilt by association

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... If invited, Shieh is, of course, free to join or decline. "Besides becoming a CPPCC member, there are many other channels to exchange views with the legal sector in mainland China," Shieh ... will win kudos from pan-democratic quarters for his declaration. The CPPCC is an advisory body without real power. But it is still a valuable channel of communication with mainland officialdom. ...




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