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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Capital ordered to clear the air for NPC and CPPCC meetings

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Clear air needed for meetings of legislators and advisers, leadership says Capital told to banish smog for NPC, CPPCC The central leadership has ordered the capital to get rid of smog in time for annual meetings next month of the legislature and top political advisory body. The environmental watchdog listed Beijing 9th among the 10 most polluted ...

  2. Forced to act

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joey Liu March 105 Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) delegates, led by Xiamen University chemistry professor Zhao Yufen , petition against the PX plant March-May Petitions by the CPPCC delegates and Xiamen residents are ignored. A public protest is planned for June 1. May 30 The Xiamen city government suddenly says the plans are on hold. June 1-2 ...

  3. Great Wall to lose space in texts

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The revelation by China's first man in space that he couldn't see the Great Wall from orbit has prompted one CPPCC delegate to push authorities to rewrite the mainland's text books, finally dispelling a long-held myth. Full report- A4 ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Civil servants wasting billions on cars, wine A huge amount of taxpayers' money is wasted every year on the private expenses of civil servants, CPPCC delegate Liu Guangfu ... resources, the China Youth Daily reported. Another CPPCC delegate, Zong Licheng, called for a wining-and-dining ban to be slapped on civil servants to curb the widespread phenomenon ...

  5. Nuclear ban set to end soon

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and chairman of the State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation, said Beijing had concluded safety checks on all operational reactors ... corrected, others were being addressed or had been listed in a three-year rectification plan. Wang and Zhang Guobao, a CPPCC member and former director of the National Energy Administration, ...

  6. Off-road rules delayed

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A top Beijing official has denied the city will keep some vehicles off the road from May to reduce pollution and congestion in the run-up to the Olympics, saying it would cause too much disruption to the lives of residents. The city was still considering when to introduce the traffic control measure, said Beijing vice-mayor Liu Jingmin, a CPPCC delegate, who added ...

  7. Overheating still a threat: Ma Kai

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... to 'overheating'. However, Mr Ma is the first top economic official to acknowledge that the world's fourth-largest economy is on a 'trend of overheating'. According to the CPPCC ... accounted for only 9.33 per cent of the world total between 1950 and 2002, with per capita emissions ranking 92nd in the world. But he told CPPCC delegates that the country was increasingly losing ...

  8. Recycling magnate proposes greener lifestyle

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... two sons Chen Environmental-protection and Chen Environment,' Chen said. He also said he had prepared 500 recycling bags for the annual meeting of the CPPCC. 'The No 1 target ...

  9. Villagers to take protest over land grab to the capital

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Villagers in Foshan, Guangdong province, plan to take their protest against a land grab by local officials to Beijing, hoping to take advantage of relaxed controls on dissent following the end of the annual NPC and CPPCC sessions last week. Luo Jilun, 50, from Sanshan village, said he had escaped from his home town to neighbouring Guangxi to prepare for the trip after ...

  10. Plan to green 25pc of mainland

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... hectares. In the 1950s, China's forest coverage was just 8.6 per cent. Ms Jiang, sister of former president Jiang Zemin and vice-director of the CPPCC's population, resource ...




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