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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Beijing appointees running Hong Kong?

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... The administration has confirmed that there have been discussions with the liaison office on improving communication with National People's Congress and CPPCC delegates. So, even ... them to various boards and committees. This roundabout system of Hong Kong proposing nominees for the CPPCC to Beijing, who are then appointed by Hong Kong, is farcical. If the Hong Kong ...

  4. Beijing signals rethink on HK delegates

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Affairs Committee of the CPPCC, said 90 per cent of Hong Kong's delegation of about 200 to the CPPCC is made up of businesspeople. The CPPCC began its annual meeting in Beijing on Saturday. ... mainland's] reform and opening up..., many Hong Kong businessmen who made a certain amount of investment on the mainland were appointed as CPPCC delegates. 'With Hong Kong preparing for universal ...

  5. More balanced view needed on advisers

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Under the Chinese constitution, the CPPCC is responsible for advising the ruling Communist Party on all matters concerning the governance of the country. Mainland authorities appoint prominent ... provincial and national chapters of the CPPCC exceeds 5,000. Among them, more than 2,000 are in the Guangdong chapters. Most of them are appointed because of their ancestral or business links ...

  6. Counter demand

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A group of members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) has demanded the apology of Martin Lee Chu-ming for unbecoming behaviour in testifying to a US ... desire for universal suffrage. Worse, certain CPPCC members advocated laws to censure Hong Kong legislators suspected of violating the Basic Law. This invited interference in Hong Kong affairs, ...

  7. Privileged minority

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... the roles of NPC deputies and CPPCC members in Hong Kong affairs. The pan-democrats immediately seized the opportunity, demanding that the government clarify the issue and divulge details ... Kong government would affect our long-term political development. Most Hong Kong people are unfamiliar with the local NPC and CPPCC representatives, and believe they are mostly prominent, ...

  8. Legislators in plea to Beijing over new trade, labour laws

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... tens of thousands of Hong Kong factory owners victimised by new trade and labour policies. CPPCC delegates Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung and Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen are both Liberal Party members who run factories in the Pearl River Delta. They will submit proposals to the CPPCC's first meeting in an attempt to delay the implementation of controversial laws on the processing trade and labour ...

  9. Deputies to focus on conflicts

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... People's Political Consultative Conference. As the annual plenary session of the NPC begins next Saturday and that of the CPPCC two days later, deputies have been deliberating on proposals ... about our culture?' Ip Kwok-him, an NPC delegate of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said the party - with nine NPC delegates and 29 CPPCC deputies ...

  10. Corridors of power must be open to all

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Beijing, the work of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) usually does not receive much attention during the year. That said, the conference remains the official ... of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee of the CPPCC, said there was a high proportion of members from the business community due to historical reasons. He said ...




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