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  1. NPC & CPPCC

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference starting its annual session today and the National People's Congress following suit on Saturday, attention in Beijing is focused on an anti-secession law targeting pro-independence forc ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Annual rubber-stamp fest is a kids' game, after all

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... Conference, look no further than delegate Ni Ping's proud boast that she has never voted against a CPPCC proposal. A former actress and CCTV host, whose celebrity status somehow qualifies her to be a member of the CPPCC, Ni justified her rubber stamp by saying: 'I love this country dearly.' Her statement highlights all that is wrong with the mainland's political system. ...

  4. Events

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... grain security through domestic resources'. French Chamber of Commerce breakfast: '10th NPC & CPPCC- Prospects for economic and political reforms'. Hong Kong Bankers' ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Xi becomes 'man of mystery' as he returns home

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... legislature. His remarks in meetings with delegates at the annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), which just ... of the meeting with Hong Kong delegates to the CPPCC, Xi first shook hands with Lew Mon-hung and Vincent Lo Hong-sui - strong supporters of election candidate Leung Chun-ying - raising speculation about ...

  7. Plan put for museum on Cultural Revolution

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of China. The proposal is the first to call for an official Cultural Revolution Museum by CPPCC members in 18 years, although Ba Jin, a former CPPCC vice-chairman and contemporary writer, had been ... writer Yang Kuangman said the document was warmly received by CPPCC members, especially the writers and scientists, as many of them personally suffered during the Cultural Revolution. Many ...

  8. China's rail colossus 'one of a kind'

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and intent on reforms. On March 5 at the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing, Premier Wen Jiabao said his government would promote reform of the rail and power industries, and encourage private investment in railways. And two days later, four CPPCC members took the unusual step of publicly criticising the Railways Ministry for its national rail monopoly, ...

  9. News - China - JUSTICE

    The case that put China's rule of law on trial

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... a former member of the Guizhou provincial Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Believing him to be the victim of a political battle that began in 2008, Zhou rallied ... discipline- a euphemism for corruption. Li was among four delegates of the Guizhou CPPCC who were implicated. He and 16 alleged accomplices, including the three other CPPCC members, first went ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    China seeks accord on yuan-sterling swaps with UK

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... at the CPPCC meeting, as the country was undergoing a massive urbanisation scheme. ...




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