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  1. Assurance over graft fight

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller The central government is doing its best to prevent the embezzlement of public funds, a senior official said yesterday. 'I believe that the central government will come up with a number of policies for supervising the social security fund,' said Li Weixiong, a member of the CPPCC National Committee. Last year's pension fund scandal in Shanghai has seen public ...

  2. Back pay still owed years after sackings

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... live in dismal conditions, says a unionist. Xu Deming, deputy chairman of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, told CPPCC delegates yesterday that bankrupt SOEs, or state firms, ... by pensions, while more than 90 per cent lacked medical insurance. Meanwhile, Zhang Guoxiang, deputy director of the CPPCC's foreign affairs committee, said labour conflicts in foreign enterprises ...

  3. Education should meet needs of job market: delegate

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A major problem with education on the mainland is that the system is not churning out graduates the job market needs, education experts have told CPPCC meetings. 'Employment - and the environment - are the two biggest problems China faces,' said CPPCC member Zhang Baoqing , a former vice-minister of education. '[Employment] has already become a social problem.' ...

  4. Tensions at the top over contract law

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Rows at usually staid CPPCC sessions show extent of divisions over new legislation, writes Denise Tsang The mainland's controversial labour contract law has not only sparked tensions ... the two parties to a black and white agreement, there have been complaints it favours the labour side too much. Zhang Yin, chairwoman of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) and a delegate to the CPPCC ...

  5. Shenzhen calls for right to pilot national reforms

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam More than 20 CPPCC representatives have submitted a joint proposal urging Beijing to grant special powers to Shenzhen to pilot government and social administration reforms before they are rolled out nationwide. Zhong Xiaoyu, the proposal's originator and deputy chairman of the Shenzhen Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said the city's role ...

  6. Hard-hit workers out to make firms pay

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, said Beijing planned to raise the minimum wage by at least 20 per cent annually in the next five years to boost domestic spending power. Huang said the CPPCC would propose that government fees and administrative charges levied on factories ...



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