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  1. '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. ...

  2. Ai Weiwei offered CPPCC role before arrest, staff say

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the CPPCC at the municipal or national level, how he responded or whether he accepted it or not,' one staff member said. The government continues to turn down questions on Ai's ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Joining social movements part of education, academic says of Occupy Central

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the nation's top political advisory body. His mainland political role raised eyebrows when his appointment was announced. However, the academic, who ... he was nominated to the CPPCC by colleagues at Henan University, where he serves as an honorary professor. "I think [being a member] is good because we can't separate from ...

  4. Edmund Ho in line for CPPCC role

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... proposed new members from different parts of the country. The CPPCC Standing Committee will endorse the list tomorrow. Following his appointment as an ordinary member, it is widely expected that Ho will be elected as a vice-chairman when the CPPCC holds its annual meeting in Beijing next week. 'He is very capable. As a former chief executive it is very likely that he will be named ...

  5. Or quits CPPCC amid fears over Nan Shan bid

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of which he had been a member. 'I did this voluntarily. I quit because I don't want any further delays for the bid,' ... from mainland investors, who are prohibited from buying Taiwanese financial-services firms. However, there are no laws in Taiwan that prevent CPPCC members who do not have mainland passports ...

  6. Liu falls at first CPPCC hurdle

    Posted Mar 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... have focused more on things about athletes,' Liu said. Liu is scheduled to appear at the opening of the CPPCC session today, but it remains unclear whether he will be able to make ... to skip most of the CPPCC meeting. It is not the first time that Liu has raised eyebrows at the annual meetings of the National People's Congress and CPPCC. Right after he was given the job, ...

  7. Senior CPPCC delegate Tsui stable after stroke in Beijing

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... an operation to remove a blood clot in his brain, he was admitted to its intensive care unit. State Councillor Liu Yandong and CPPCC vice-chairman and former Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee-hwa ... regards to his family.' Wu said Tsui's condition had stabilised after the surgery. Another local CPPCC delegate, Lee Kok-keung, said Tsui had suffered a stroke seven or eight years ago. ...

  8. Ho wins spot at CPPCC top table

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a strategic development goal of the country.' It is Ho's second stint on the CPPCC. He was a conference member for two years from 1986. In 1988, he was elected to the National People's Congress, and was a member of its Standing Committee from 1993 to 2000. The CPPCC now has two vice-chairmen from Macau. Businessman Ma Man-kei, 90, has held the position since 1993. Ho's ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ex-CPPCC delegates honoured Twenty-four Hong Kong delegates to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference who stepped down in March have been honoured for their contribution at a ceremony in the city. CPPCC deputy secretary general Yang Chonghui thanked them and presented them with certificates and medals. Mr Yang was quoted by Xinhua as saying he hoped ...

  10. CPPCC 'needs Taiwan residents'

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma The Taiwanese delegation to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) should include residents of the island rather than only mainlanders, a member ... earlier this year. 'The Taiwanese representatives in the NPC and CPPCC now don't know much about Taiwan. I think we should invite Taiwanese residents, such as Taiwanese businessmen who ...




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