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  1. On the agenda

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... industry and the city's steelmaker, Shougang Group. 3pm CPPCC to hold plenary meeting to review draft Property Law and Corporate Income Tax Law. Members will also discuss election of members to the next CPPCC. TOMORROW 9am Press conference by CPPCC members from National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Labour and Social Security. 10am CPPCC press ...

  2. Rafael Hui tipped to gain place on CPPCC Standing Committee

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for him in future relations between Hong Kong and the central government. This emerged as 2,237 people were appointed to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) for the next five-year term starting in March. The CPPCC Standing Committee approved the appointments yesterday, Xinhua reported, but early today the official list of delegates had yet to be released. ...


    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... YESTERDAY CPPCC chairman Jia Qinglin vows to check secessionist activities. Sources say the mainland's military spending will grow by 12.6 per cent this year. IN SESSION 'If Chen ... Morning and afternoon group discussions by CPPCC deputies on the Standing Committee Work Report delivered by Mr Jia yesterday. TOMORROW 9am: Third plenum of the 10th National People's ...

  4. Don't allow Basic Law distortions: CPPCC chief

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee in Beijing The head of the mainland's top advisory body called on Hong Kong and Macau delegates to better understand the Basic Law and the 'one country, two systems' principle to guard against any words or deeds intended to dist ...

  5. NPC & CPPCC

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As mainland leaders gear up for the annual plenary sessions of the National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, beginning in Beijing on Saturday and Thursday respectively, attention is focusing on how they w ...

  6. Beijing under attack for 'empty promises' on education spending

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... is disappointing to see that our education spending has always been far lower than the 4 per cent of gross domestic product goal promised by the government in 2000,' CPPCC education group delegate Cai Keqin said. Dozens of other CPPCC delegates shared his views yesterday at a group session opened to overseas media. Wang Guobin, a delegate and president of the Beijing Dance Academy, said ...

  7. Business - Money - TAXES

    Beijing advisers propose tax on large stock sales to narrow the wealth gap

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... of the CPPCC committee. The central government does not now tax gains from stock trading. Premier Wen Jiabao has listed the need to narrow the divide between the rich and poor among the country's ... of the economic committee during a CPPCC meeting. The report did not define what might be considered a large stock sale. Liu also suggested increasing the amount of profits that state-owned companies were ...

  8. Tung 'will stand down early'

    Posted Mar 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei, Staff Reporter

    ... While some think he should go immediately after the close of the National People's Congress and CPPCC plenary sessions in Beijing, others think he should stay for a while to ensure a smooth ... executive after Mr Tung's departure, according to the Basic Law. An election would be held within six months. Mr Tung, who was appointed a CPPCC member on Monday, flies to Beijing today ...

  9. Chief likely to skip Beijing talks

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Standing Committee member, Chan Wing-kee. Mr Tsang met 30 CPPCC members on Monday at Government House to exchange views on various issues. Mr Chan, who attended the meeting, said yesterday he knew Mr Tsang had already received invitations to attend National People's Congress (NPC) and CPPCC plenums early next month. 'But because he's so busy ...

  10. Officials leap to defence of controversial labour laws

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... though the law came into effect on January 1. CPPCC delegate He Yongzhi, chief executive of restaurant and hotel group Chongqing Cygnet, called for further consultation on the labour law ... costs. The labour shortage in Chongqing was so chronic that only 800 people showed interest in about 1,000 jobs her chain offered at a job fair a couple of days ago, she said. CPPCC delegate ...




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