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  1. News - China

    'Impractical for women to occupy 50pc of NPC and CPPCC seats'

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... a percentage of seats for women, but 50 per cent would be impractical because men were tougher, physically and mentally. Women account for about 23 per cent of NPC deputies and 18 per cent of CPPCC ... was not met until the current, 12th NPC. "Setting a sex ratio of the NPC and CPPCC shows that we realise the importance of women," Yu said. Setting a sex ratio of the NPC and CPPCC shows ...

  2. News - China - ODD PROPOSALS

    Odd proposals from the NPC and CPPCC sessions

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Yu Jinyao, a CPPCC member and a world history scholar with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, proposed swearing-in ceremonies for new central ... their American green cards.   Education level to decide size of family The NPC and CPPCC sessions each year have provided a stage for flamboyant mainland philanthropist Chen Guangbiao, even though he ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    No sign of anti-corruption law as CPPCC convenes

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... to make sure the anti-corruption law will not damage the ruling party's authority before it is launched. It's a very complicated issue." Wang, also a CPPCC delegate, said recent ... Academy of Governance and a CPPCC delegate, said the mainland had a history of passing laws that were not enforced. "People have great hope of change under the new leadership," he said. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Message within CPPCC chairman's remarks bears a reminder

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung CPPCC chief's diplomatic words about city's cross-border problems aren't purely empathy State leader has message if one reads between lines Reading between ... Consultative Conference in Beijing on March 6, Yu Zhengsheng shared his views on the parallel-goods trade in infant formula and on mainland women giving birth in Hong Kong. Yu, who was elected CPPCC ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Henry Tang and supporters among elected to CPPCC leadership

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung in Beijing tony.cheung@scmp.com Ex-chief secretary among six Hongkongers elected to advisory body's standing committee Henry Tang joins CPPCC leaders Former chief ... liaison office. Ten other local delegates were re-elected. The list was decided yesterday by 2,194 CPPCC delegates based on a recommended list of about 300 candidates. [Tang] deserves it, because ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Give mainland parallel-goods traders border ban, NPC to urge CPPCC

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... in recent years, Thomas Pang Cheung-wai, a CPPCC delegate from the DAB, said they would propose Hong Kong's school-sponsoring bodies be allowed to set up facilities in Shenzhen, with principals ... at 370,000. DAB chairman and CPPCC delegate Tam Yiu-chung suggested the mainland set up a long-term Hong Kong products expo in the border area to help promote local merchandise. ...

  7. News - China

    Yao Ming wants to use CPPCC role to promote role of sport

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Former NBA star wants to use CPPCC status to promote the role of athletes and their welfare Yao Ming bounces back with call to be good sports Former ... People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). "My dream is that sports can become more than a way of winning national glory but a way to cultivate robust bodies and inspiring ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Questions as clear skies in Beijing coincide with NPC, CPPCC meetings

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Residents speculate about timely smog-free air and start of annual NPC, CPPCC sessions Clear skies in Beijing coincide with meetings The return ... that Beijing must have taken measures to reduce pollution for the annual meetings of the NPC and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), during which the nation's new ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Friend-turned-foe of CY Leung set to remain Hong Kong delegate to CPPCC

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... (CPPCC), was notified by the central government's liaison office on Friday that his tenure would be renewed next month for five more years, said one source, a CPPCC delegate. But Walter Kwok Ping-sheung, the ousted Sun Hung Kai Properties' chairman and currently a member of the CPPCC standing committee, looks likely to lose his seat. The list of delegates from Hong Kong ...




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