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  1. NPC's critical shift to resolving social issues

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Wei Lo

    ... In the second part of a series on next week's National People's Congress meeting, Ng Tze-wei looks at its role in approving legislation. Mainland lawmakers have made the critical ... the 10th National People's Congress, which began in 2003, the mainland saw the introduction of heavyweight commercial legislation such as the Property Law and the Anti-Monopoly Law. ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More multi-entry permits for mainlanders pushed by minister Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan said yesterday the government would like multi-entry travel permits to Hong Kong extended to mainlanders throughout Guangdong province. Mrs Lau told lawmakers that more than 180,000 permanent Shenzhen residents had visited Hong Kong under the scheme, which ...

  3. NPC wants to open its ranks to migrant workers

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing Those selected should fight for benefits, says one delegate The National People's Congress wants migrant workers to become deputies, but NPC delegates ... component in our society,' he said. 'Their population grows constantly, and they deserve a certain quota of representatives in the National People's Congress.' He said the NPC ...

  4. Restaurant injuries raise concerns

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... result of government efforts to promote work safety. But the drop in accidents might not necessarily be due to improvements in working conditions, said Mung Siu-tat, the organising secretary ... Sun Wing-fai, who represents the construction industry at the confederation, attributed the fewer injuries in the construction sector partially to a massive government campaign of occupational ...

  5. Firms say new labour law is a step backwards

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... for employees. It would also have the right to negotiate on behalf of workers through collective bargaining. State media said last night the National People's Congress had invited public comment ... to have relied heavily on the All-China Federation of Trade Unions to help draft the law. It appears to be part of government moves to offer more protection to workers, amid wrenching economic ...

  6. NPC's critical shift to resolving social issues

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Wei Lo

    ... to the Supreme People's Court. Li Shuguang of the China University of Political Science and Law said it was only since 2003 that the mainland had entered the stage of 'proper rule of law', ... In the second part of a series on next week's National People's Congress meeting, Ng Tze-wei looks at its role in approving legislation. Mainland lawmakers have made the critical ...

  7. NPC approves Chen Deming as commerce chief, passes seven bills

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the last day of its week-long session, state media reported. The 31st session of the National People's Congress Standing Committee also set the agenda for next year's parliamentary ... and vice-premier, cabinet ministers, new chairman of the Central Military Commission and heads of the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate, Xinhua reported. Chen Deming ...

  8. Beijing tries semantics to paint better jobless picture

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the issue by its description, analysts said. 'The first-quarter data shows that China's economy has started to stabilise, but the employment situation is far from satisfactory,' Zhuang Jian, senior economist of Asian Development Bank's China representative office, said. Although it is being called first-quarter economic data, the report covers the job figures ...

  9. Jobs round-up

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... graduate numbers have increased competition and forced job-seekers to accept less pay. Shanghai draws up plan to develop software industry The Shanghai municipal government recently issued ... year. Provincial government vows to create 800,000 new posts The government of Henan province has vowed to create an additional 800,000 jobs this year in an effort to ensure the urban ...

  10. What's happening and where

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Shandong Provincial People's Procuratorate has announced that from next year recruitment for provincial and municipal procuratorates will be based on results of standard exams. The Qilu ... report said 70 per cent of officially unemployed people fall into the category. Senior economists needed for Beijing Olympics The Municipal Government of Beijing has launched a worldwide ...




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