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  1. Revived Home Ownership Scheme will help to dissipate young people's anger

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress ruling in 2007. When they resigned their seats, they should have said, 'We are resigning in shame, because we cannot deliver our ... most of the current unhappy atmosphere will dissipate. The HOS for the young people's market is a different market to that of the property tycoons. Will the government have enough courage ...

  2. The party ties its fate to the people's happiness

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... in the next week, during the annual sessions of the National People's Congress and the CPPCC. But what does it mean, exactly, and why has it gained such political importance? To be sure, ... Ed Zhang One line stood out in the speech by Jia Qinglin, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, at the opening of its annual session: 'The ...

  3. Wen vows to tackle inflation, boost incomes

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... policy speech at the opening of the annual session of the National People's Congress- China's equivalent of a state of the union address- Wen also said the government aimed to achieve ... of the nation's next five-year development plan. It sets the annual economic growth target for the next five years at 7 per cent and stresses the need to improve people's livelihoods by rebalancing ...

  4. Lawmakers to fly back for vote

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Out-of-town pro-government lawmakers have been asked to return to Hong Kong today to attend a House Committee meeting and prevent another ambush by pan-democrats which could delay tabling of the revised resolution on interim funding. At least six lawmakers- including one National People's Congress member and three Chinese People's Political ...

  5. Rita Fan defends Beijing envoy in tainted milk saga

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... under 'one country, two systems', says Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai. Fan, a member of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, sought to play down remarks by Wang Guangya, ... to the National People's Congress confirmed that Zhao had been released on medical parole after being jailed on November 10 for 21/2 years for 'provoking quarrels and making trouble'. Asked ...

  6. CICC to lead IPO for People's Insurance

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com State-owned People's Insurance Company of China Group (PICC), one of the country's largest insurers, has chosen China International Capital ... by mainland citizens in yuan. H-shares are issued by mainland-incorporated companies on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The mainland's national pension fund invested 10 billion yuan (HK$12 billion) ...


    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sun Yat-sen was the founding father of modern China, and he is Guangzhou's local hero. Born in the south of the city, in the village of Cuiheng in 1866, Sun later studied at a hospital in Guangzhou, and set up a provisional government there in 1921. Sun's chief legacy was his political philosophy of democracy, nationalism and people's livelihood, which became ...

  8. People's horse Fairy King Prawn bids farewell to city

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as well as taking out the fans' vote as the city's most popular horse in the same years. Fairy King Prawn was retired after trouncing its rivals in the 2001 National Day Cup and has ...

  9. Drama off the air as 'red' TV takes over

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is widely seen as part of an intensified push for a seat on the Politburo Standing Committee at next year's party congress. Previously, Bo organised tens of thousands of people to join him ... Bo earlier called on 750,000 university students in the nation's biggest municipality to work with workers, farmers and soldiers for at least four months of their four years ...

  10. Opening up takes new form as Hunan official airs views

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress in Beijing, touching on everything from democracy to 'evil cults'. 'I believe the political system we have today ... or waiting for the next change of guard. I believe all changes will be completed within one or two years.' Li plans to resign as police chief at the next provincial People's Congress ...




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