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  1. Health chief airs concerns about huge sums required for reforms

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent of the country's population. It will also establish a system of national basic medicine so that the distribution and price of basic medicine is controlled. The pilot reform on public ...

  2. NPC widens trade law in pursuit of 'openness'

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Individuals will be allowed to run importing and exporting businesses and administrative barriers to foreign trading companies seeking to enter the mainland market will be lifted. The economic measures were covered by amendments to the foreign trade law that were passed yesterday by the National People's Congress Standing Committee, Xinhua reported. The new ...

  3. Show of force

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People gather outside the Legislative Council last night in a candlelit vigil protesting against the National People's Congress Standing Committee's interpretation of the Basic Law. ...

  4. Equal representation for all

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Next year's National People's Congress (NPC) will have roughly one deputy representing every 670,000 citizens, marking the first time that urban ... for direct elections to be further expanded beyond the current scope, which is limited to the election of deputies of people's congresses at grass-roots levels of counties and villages. ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Draft bills to strengthen the range of legal rights

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... A blueprint by the National People's Congress contains proposals for civil laws, including protection of property A range of new draft bills will be tabled to the mainland's legislature over the next five years in a move expected to strengthen the public's legal rights in a wide range of areas. Wang Peiying, head of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing ...

  7. NPC & CPPCC

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As mainland leaders gear up for the annual plenary sessions of the National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, beginning in Beijing on Saturday and Thursday respectively, attention is focusing on how they will grapple with economic challenges. In the second of a series of reports previewing the main topics to be addressed, ...

  8. Wen vows swift economic reforms

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to National People's Congress deputies yesterday, he singled out six areas for deepening reform which include taxation, the financial system, income distribution, and the government's role ... promptly formulate a plan to reform the system. 'We will vigorously adjust income distribution, increase the wages of low- and middle-income groups, and enhance people's ability ...

  9. Education the key to cutting poverty

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was right to highlight the problem on Teachers' Day earlier this month, warning that continued neglect of schools in the countryside had the potential to hinder the nation's development. ...

  10. Party keeps a firm grip on election experiment

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... grouping have been detained as they encouraged more people to take part in the elections. Sheng Huaren, a vice-chairman of the National People's Congress, used the party publication Seeking ... peoples'; congresses Beijing is tightening control over township and county-level elections to prevent undesirable candidates running for the 2 million seats on local people's congresses. More ...




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