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  1. Travel congress upbeat on prospects

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Congress taking place at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 2,000 travel professionals from the American Society of Travel Agents are attending. Despite thick smog in much of the city, ... for a peak season. 'We have the China National Day 'golden week' coming up and expect to welcome around 400,000 mainland visitors over that period,' Ms Chong said. 'We hope ...

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    Guangdong party boss Hu Chunhua keeps his cards close to his chest

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... to be the complete opposite of his reformist, media-savvy predecessor, Wang Yang. On the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress in Beijing last week, Hu answered just one ... in addition to upgrading Guangdong's economic base, according to analysts. A future leader needs to be more than media savvy. Most importantly, he has to make improving people's livelihoods ...

  3. Wen offers HK four economic promises

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Beijing Premier Wen Jiabao has reiterated the nation's support for Hong Kong, making four pledges to help the city overcome the financial crisis. Speaking at the end of the National People's Congress yesterday, Mr Wen stressed Beijing's commitment to help Hong Kong maintain its status as a financial centre. To do that, Mr Wen said plans had ...

  4. Hu bows in thanks to Hong Kong and Macau

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... month's disastrous snowstorms. And he bowed to them again at the end of his speech. The high-profile reception for delegates to the National People's Congress and Chinese People's ... government.' He repeated the gesture seven minutes later. National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo , CPPCC chairman Jia Qinglin and Xi Jinping , the state leader in charge of Hong Kong ...

  5. NPC deputies seek ways to help public

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong New Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress said yesterday they had already held preliminary talks to define and improve their role in helping Hong Kong with mainland affairs. In an interview with Commercial Radio, Bernard Chan, Choy So-yuk and Dennis Lam Shun-chiu said deputies were unanimous that they should ensure the public knew how to approach them ...

  6. Health system needs foreign cash: minister

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

    ... health care system was one of the most-criticised issues at this year's National People's Congress meeting. Many delegates were not satisfied with the soaring costs and inaccessibility ... said after attending the closing session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference yesterday. 'This reflects the importance of this issue. It affects everyone ...

  7. Beijing appointees running Hong Kong?

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... The administration has confirmed that there have been discussions with the liaison office on improving communication with National People's Congress and CPPCC delegates. So, even ... People's Political Consultative Conference in Hong Kong, are very disturbing. The pro-Beijing Wen Wei Po actually reported that a 10-point agreement had been reached. Even though the reports have ...

  8. Open-up call to raise level of education

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, told educators in Macau on Monday. Professor Xu was keynote speaker at a forum on international co-operation and innovation in higher ... Liz Heron Mainland universities must strengthen the internationalisation of their campuses to meet the central government's goal of opening up the economy, a leading national ...

  9. Guangdong chief sets agenda for forum

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... discussed an earlier date for the forum with Governor Huang Huahua and Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa at the National People's Congress meeting in March. 'What has July got to do with Hong ... Ministry, the Railway Ministry, the National Tourism Administration and the State Council Development Studies Institute. Mr Zhang floated the idea of a pan-PRD co-operation area in July last year ...

  10. Wang Guangya says no rush on Article 23 law

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ambition.' Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, a member of the National People's Congress Standing Committee who is tipped as a dark horse to run for the chief executive post, last month described the thorny ... Chloe Lai in Macau and Gary Cheung Beijing's head of Hong Kong affairs said yesterday a national security law under Article 23 of the Basic Law should only be introduced when the city ...




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