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  1. Audience moved as 'people's premier' takes stand

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... of applause during his unscripted half-hour speech. True to his unofficial title of 'the people's premier', Mr Wen moved the crowd with his words and actions. He took the time to walk ... 'It is only with hard work that I can pay back the people.'; Mr Wen said China had a competitive advantage in its low-cost labour, but also faced challenges, the biggest one of which ...

  2. People's Party to hold elections tomorrow

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... to the National People's Congress, retired director of civil aviation Peter Lok Kung-nam and Priscilla Leung Mei-fun, associate dean of the City University's school of law. A party source said ... the middle class. A source from the People's Party said Laurie Wan Sek-luen, former chairman of the Conservancy Association, would be one of the candidates. Another party source said Lo ...

  3. People's Party pair to do battle for leadership

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... founders include Kan Fook-yee, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, retired director of civil aviation Peter Lok Kung-nam and Priscilla Leung Mei-fun, associate dean ... Gary Cheung A senior banking executive and an environmentalist will tomorrow contest the chairmanship of a political party targeting the middle class. A source from the People's Party ...

  4. Pop debut for the people's Great Hall

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the National People's Congress so people think it is different, but it is really no different in terms of its function.' The hall is becoming a popular place for activities such as press conferences, business meetings and even wedding banquets. It was built in 1959 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the founding of the people's republic and has been the backdrop for important ...

  5. Actions speak louder than words for the 'King of Bills'

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing Determined to change the common perception of the National People's Congress as a mere rubber stamp, Luo Yifeng has submitted more than 12,000 proposals ... to market economics, people's interests, as well as refining NPC functions.' Mr Luo also said this could be the year that the NPC Supervision Law- a project 18 years in the making- made ...

  6. Firebrand fights lonely war against 'wicked' reforms

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in charge of the Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission to cancel their annual speeches to the National People's Congress and CPPCC for the past two years. ... leadership.' Mr Yu has been using his position as a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference to air his concerns about the influence of rightists. In proposals ...

  7. Consult us first on the big issues, say deputies

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Beijing deputies yesterday called for the National People's Congress to be given more power, saying its constitutional rights to make major decisions and supervise government ... But no law stipulates the scope of those rights. Yu Junbo, chairman of the Beijing Municipal People's Congress' Standing Committee, said the NPC did not have the muscle to oversee the court ...

  8. Agenda

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today 9am Annual plenary session of the National People's Congress closes 10am Press conference by Premier Wen Jiabao ...

  9. The people's choice

    Posted Dec 05th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... official said. Five days later, a list of nine candidates- vying for two posts to represent Jing'an district in the Shanghai People's Congress- appeared. One, clearly the favoured ... A hotel employee, shown the list of names, pointed out her boss: 'He is very good to people,'; she said. What about the other two people from her company who were running? ...

  10. Two leaders must not forget people's sacrifice

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of those who fought for their people's rights. Mr Thaksin can at least claim to be seeking a vote of confidence amid a groundswell of concern over his style of government. Mrs Arroyo needs ... planned for today, forcing national elections three years early and bringing on a showdown with his political opponents. He has faced criticism since becoming prime minister over his national ...




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