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  1. Ho family's power network

    Posted Feb 07th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... CPPCC. Joining advisory bodies and being elected to the National People's Congress are two ways for prominent people from Hong Kong and Macau to take part in mainland politics. The Ho family ... Ho's third wife, made it six of a kind for the family when she became a delegate to the Guangdong provincial Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference at its recent annual ...

  2. Beijing to tighten the credit tap

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... for economic growth of 8 per cent, down from 8.7 per cent last year. 'Latent risks in the banking and public finance sectors are increasing,' Wen told the National People's Congress ... projects,' he said. The National Development and Reform Commission said it was aiming to expand fixed-asset investment this year by 20 per cent, much less than the 30.1 per cent growth last year. Qu ...

  3. Cut the criticism, Beijing tells HK

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to the National People's Congress confirmed Zhao had been freed on medical parole. The activist's conviction by the Beijing Daxing District People's Court and imprisonment for 21/2 years sparked outcry in Hong Kong and internationally, with local NPC members speaking out and 28 of them signing a letter to the Supreme People's Court calling for his release. Responding ...

  4. Liu falls at first CPPCC hurdle

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

    ... 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, ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang has caused a stir again. The athlete, who was made a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative ...

  5. NPC debate on reforms complete

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung The National People's Congress Standing Committee yesterday completed its deliberations over two resolutions on proposed amendments to the means of electing Hong Kong's chief executive and Legislative Council members in 2012. Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai (pictured), a local member of the Standing Committee, said members had not raised many questions about ...

  6. Business as usual with high-sounding words

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... with Wang Xiangwei As usual, the most important bit of the mainland's political event of the year- annual sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's ... was an amendment to the Election Law, also overwhelmingly approved. Even the number of NPC deputies who traditionally voted no or abstained on the two reports by the Supreme People's Court and Supreme ...

  7. Turn talk of political reform into action

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In 2002, when the outline of the fourth generation of state leaders was coming into focus, China observers began to ponder the possibility of a more liberal- and reform-minded leadership. Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao, now president and prime minister respecti ...

  8. Editorials from Ta Kung Pao

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the decision of the National People's Congress Standing Committee. There is no harm for democrats to raise their proposal again if they have convincing justification to prove it would ... 'The proposal of allowing all registered voters to vote on six district council functional constituency seats, including the existing ones, after candidates for the sector ...

  9. Shanghai mayor plays down competition

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Shanghai mayor Han Zheng has played down growing competition between the city and Hong Kong, saying that they are 'brothers'; rather than rivals. The official, who spoke on the sidelines of the National People's Congress yesterday, said the pair could complement each other even if Shanghai is pressing ahead with its proposed Disneyland theme park. ...

  10. Teachers to rally for Zhao Lianhai

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People's Congress Standing Committee, said yesterday she hoped the decision by Zhao's family to apply for medical parole for Zhao would shorten Zhao's detention on humanitarian grounds. ... Staff Reporter The Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union will organise a rally outside the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui on Saturday to protest against a Beijing court&#039 ...




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