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  1. People's republic of China

    Posted Aug 04th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... of blindly focusing on growth, the emphasis is on 'people-centred development'. Mr Wen, in his report to the 10th National People's Congress in March, said he would 'make ... by the People's Daily as 'a human-centred scientific concept of development featuring humanistic governance and comprehensive, co-ordinated and sustainable development of the economy ...

  2. Nation is warned of trade collision

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... companies. Ms Barshefsky said: 'This places China in the centre of trade policy debates for Congress and next year's presidential campaign. It also, perhaps even more importantly, creates ... cutting even further the nation's main export subsidy, the value-added tax (VAT) rebate. Officials only recently slashed VAT rebates from 17 per cent to 13 per cent. Fourth, officials could ...

  3. Delegates question the 'hard-earned recovery'

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... by the ruling Communist Party. Indeed, never have any of the party's proposals, laws or policy documents been rejected by the nearly 3,000 men and women who make up the National People's Congress, or the 2,000-odd delegates of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, which meet concurrently in a 10-day period. But that doesn't mean everyone involved ...

  4. China Daily says radio host forgot his NPC role

    Posted May 20th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Allen Lee Peng-fei's performance as a local deputy to the National People's Congress has been criticised twice by the official China Daily in the past four days. ... of law when it was only a clarification. Although he has stressed time and again that he is not speaking as a National People's Congress deputy, his audience will not forget [that] he ...

  5. NPC and US Senate to meet each other

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung The annual exchange programme aims to strengthen Sino-American ties The National People's Congress and US Senate have agreed to hold annual meetings, the first ... administration and US Congress. According to the report, the section is staffed by 26 officers and is headed by influential Sino-US relations scholar Su Ge, who was previously the vice-president ...

  6. State to approve capital's land sales

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from the Beijing Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee over the city's construction and resettlement policies. Additional reporting by Jane Cai ... into the construction of projects related to the 2008 Olympic Games and could not arrange for public sales. As a result of delays, Beijing has held only a handful of land auctions since the national rule ...

  7. Two steps forward, one step back

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, at a press conference held to mark the opening of the annual session of the National People's Congress, reiterated Beijing's opposition to the bilateral ... range of areas to the benefit of the two peoples.'; Beijing, of course, continues to adhere to its principles, in particular where the sensitive issue of Taiwan is concerned. But the Chinese ...

  8. Taiwan gets second warning

    Posted Jan 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu, Staff Reporter

    ... peace. Xinhua reported last week that the anti-secession law would be submitted to the National People's Congress in March for approval. Mr Chen said Taiwan also wanted peace ... for the party in strengthening its ability to govern the country. 'The Chinese Communist Party is built for the public and exercises the state power for the people,'; he said. 'The party ...

  9. Mr Wen's mission statement

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... People's Political Consultative Conference and NPC meetings were cut to only 10 days. Past sessions lasted 15 days. The reason: to save everybody time. Mr Wen's report opened by discussing ... bank lending for real estate. On the sidelines, among Hong Kong delegates, discussions unfolded about Martin Lee Chu-ming running to telltale to the US Congress about democracy in Hong Kong ...

  10. Two similar sets of laws, one basic difference

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... of Hong Kong from Britain. Both Hong Kong and Macau were provided with a Basic Law by the National People's Congress. These mini-constitutions are largely similar, but with some significant ... security law, in line with Article 23, had further strengthened local people's concept of nationhood. He did not have to mention that Hong Kong has still not implemented Article 23 legislation ...




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