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  1. News - China

    Billionaire no longer a CPPCC member after change of nationality

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 03:39pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Chinese restaurateur and billionaire Zhang Lan is no longer a member of the Chaoyang District People’s Political Consultative Conference, the Beijing Times reported on Wednesday. Chinese restaurateur and billionaire Zhang Lan is no longer a member ...

  2. On the agenda

    Posted Mar 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... TODAY 9am Fifth session of 10th NPC begins with Premier Wen Jiabao to deliver annual government work report at a joint session of the CPPCC and NPC; Review the State Council's report ... and 2007 central and local budget. 3pm NPC and CPPCC to hold separate meetings to review government work report. TOMORROW 9am CPPCC to hold small group meetings on work report. 10am CPPCC to hold ...

  3. On the agenda

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... industry and the city's steelmaker, Shougang Group. 3pm CPPCC to hold plenary meeting to review draft Property Law and Corporate Income Tax Law. Members will also discuss election of members to the next CPPCC. TOMORROW 9am Press conference by CPPCC members from National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Labour and Social Security. 10am CPPCC press ...

  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Communist Party sacks brother of scandal-hit top Hu Jintao aide

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 12:26pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Ling Jihua’s brother Ling Zhengce removed as vice-president of CPPCC’s Shanxi branch The brother of politician Ling Jihua, once a presidential ally whose son was killed in a scandalous Ferrari crash in 2012, has been sacked from his post, the Communist Party’s official news website said on Monday. Ling Zhengce, 62, has been removed ...

  5. Former chair of Nanshan CPPCC said to be in US

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com A top political adviser from Shenzhen's Nanshan district who is being investigated by a party discipline committee is now in the US, a family member has told a local newspaper. Wen Ling, who stepped down as chairwoman o ...

  6. Bigger CPPCC role on stability

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Conference, said maintaining stability was a priority for the CPPCC. He also pledged to increase contact with citizens, especially the young, in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. CPPCC members should ... conflicts,' Jia said in a speech to kick-start the annual gathering at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday. CPPCC delegates who belong to ethnic minority or religious groups should play ...

  7. Dismissal of lax CPPCC members lauded by party paper

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... its meetings. The Communist Party mouthpiece went on to urge the body's national counterpart, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), to strengthen its checks and balances. A Hong Kong analyst said the comment signalled a desire to reform the CPPCC, long ridiculed by overseas media and critics as a 'political flower vase' or 'retirement ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Donald Tsang retirement prospects diminish even further

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung and Colleen Lee His predecessor’s election to presidium may block ex-chief executive’s path to CPPCC Retirement hopes dim even further for Donald Tsang Former chief executive ... on the presidium made it more likely he would stay as a CPPCC vice-chairman, leaving little apparent room for Tsang's ascension. It had been speculated that Tung would seek election as a delegate ...

  9. Officials prove elusive for the media scrum

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... serve as NPC deputies and CPPCC delegates. The competition could be fierce, with a cameraman for Hong Kong television station ATV cutting his head open and temporarily losing consciousness after ... have increased over the past two years, making it more difficult to get comments. Celebrity CPPCC delegate Liu Xiang, the former Olympic hurdles champion, fled the media on Wednesday, ...

  10. 'Cheap' memberships under pressure

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the mainland by becoming CPPCC members at local or provincial levels. While qualifying as a national CPPCC delegate is often difficult and competitive, it is relatively easy to become one at provincial ... be locally-born: in theory, a Qinghai CPPCC member could be a Hongkonger or a Guangdong resident. The CPPCC, nominally the country's top political advisory body, wields little actual political power. ...




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