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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More power to the people's congresses

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:09am by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says strengthening the role of the people's congresses at all levels of decision-making should be top priority for political reform China must make its legislatures fit for a people's republic of the 21st century This year's meetings of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    People's Congress seats for the public interest, not private ambition

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 03:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... have sacked 56 provincial legislators, including city officials, schools administrators and corporate executives, for bribing more than 500 members of the Hengyang People's Congress, who ... covet membership of these, and of city and county people's congresses, on their name cards to enhance promotion prospects and give evidence of political connections. It would ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    People's Daily announces end to re-education through labour, but only for Guangdong

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 11:39am by John Kennedy

    ... of laojiao  in Guangdong could be realised as early as this year, but that depends on whether a proposal to that effect gets passed at the National People's Congress session in Beijing in March. ... Up for Government Critics, RTL Abolition   Xinhua:  Guangdong to stop "laojiao" system in China   Global Times:  Bring back caning to reduce crime says congress deputy China abroad ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    US government wants to usurp people's authority

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... federal law. Instead, discussion should be focused on the United States government- our Congress, our executive branch and our judicial branch- apparently all violating the US Constitution and in particular the Bill of Rights. It is clear that our founding fathers predicted that our government would some day attempt to usurp "We the people';s" authority. For this reason ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Outrageous sexism in the People's Daily

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We were slightly saddened to come across the People's Daily Online piece headlined, "Beautiful female journalists at two sessions", which then had links showing 17, albeit comely, female journalists engaged in covering the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the National People's Congress. It's hard to know what ...

  6. News - China

    People's Daily editorials signal harsher internet regulation

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 10:49am by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece the People’s Daily meted out harshly worded front-page editorials about internet regulation on Friday, Thursday and Tuesday this week, a move that might signal the party’s new campaign to impose further controls on the nation’s already heavily censored internet, especially its booming social media community. In Friday’s editorial titled ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - POLITICAL SCANDAL

    Hunan bribery crackdown signals more heads will roll

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 10:49am by DAN HOUGH

    ... by Hunan legislators is certainly eye-catching. The fact that 518 of the 527 members of the Hengyang city people's congress are alleged to have accepted bribes exceeding 110 million yuan ... this upside down; who are the nine members of the Hengyang congress who didn't take bribes? Perhaps they did but have been better at covering their tracks than most. Or perhaps they were simply ...

  8. News - China

    Failed Hunan People's Congress candidate admits to bribing 32 delegates

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 01:01pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li A 67-year-old businessman, Huang Yubiao, after running for a seat in Hunan Provincial People’s Congress,  admitted he had paid bribes totalling 320,000 yuan (HK$390,000) to 320 Hunan delegates in an attempt to get elected, China’s Southern Metropolis Daily  reported on Tuesday.  Hunan’s Communist Party Discipline Committee acknowledged that “parts” of Huang’s ...

  9. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Corruption the watchword as annual national summits near

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... when the annual sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference are held, is also the best time for high-end restaurants ... the watchword as annual national summits near Every year in March, the country's most important officials and businessmen will converge in Beijing for the two annual top-level political summits ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    History key to Basic Law disputes

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... of the right-of-abode dispute, some mainland experts have suggested that Hong Kong seeks the National People's Congress Standing Committee's interpretation of the Basic Law's relevant clauses. ... must bring into consideration an important factor, that is, the scope of Hong Kong's autonomy under the "one country, two systems" principle vis-à-vis the national sovereignty ...




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