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  1. Education talk

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao emphasised the importance of education to any modern society in an address to about 180 overseas Chinese and embassy staff in Wellington yesterday. Two of the central government's recent accomplishments were abolishing the agricult ...

  2. Thought control called for at universities

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vice-President Xi Jinping has ordered universities to step up ideological control of students and young lecturers ahead of the keynote 18th party congress this autumn, CCTV reported yesterday. Xi is expected to succeed President Hu Jintao in a new Politburo line-up at the Communist Party's 18th national congress - with the party seeking a smooth transition and attempting ...

  3. NPC doles out cash

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... People's Congress (NPC), Premier Wen Jiabao stressed his confidence in attaining these goals. Since March 5, the government elite have been locked up in one of the 'twin sessions' taking place: the powerful, legislative National People's Congress (NPC), or the advisory Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). The NPC/CPPCC gives the world a rare ...

  4. Education head takes flak over mammoth ministry's failures

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... yesterday with minister Zhou Ji receiving the most 'No' votes of the 27 ministers at the National People's Congress meeting. Mr Zhou could be seen fleeing from a mob of reporters ... has held the reins of the Ministry of Railways since 2003, came second from bottom with 211 'No' votes, while Ma Kai, who used to head the National Development and Reform Commission ...

  5. Illustrious string of alumni have shaped nation

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... prominent are President Hu Jintao and National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo. However, unlike the American luminaries who studied business, law and the liberal arts, a disproportionate ...

  6. Odd proposals

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said. Luxury-car drivers must foot bill after collision Zeng Qinghong, a National People's Congress (NPC) deputy from Guangdong, has proposed that the owners of luxury cars be required ... Ban foreign language classes in kindergartens A Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) delegate has suggested banning the teaching of foreign languages ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Our children need a basic knowledge of their country

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of China's government which has been very valuable to me as a delegate to the National People's Congress.) Some people want moral and national education to be postponed. Yet parents and schools ... Bernard Chan During the consultation on moral and national education last year, a document on the new curriculum quoted ancient Chinese writer Mengzi, or Mencius: 'The empire has its ...

  9. Major cadre training drive to be launched

    Posted May 15th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma The mainland will launch a large-scale training programme for cadres after the 17th Communist Party Congress this autumn, Vice-President Zeng Qinghong has said. During a visit ... the congress. Mr Zeng, a key player in the party's personnel affairs, said the campaign aimed to improve the quality and lineup of senior and middle-ranking cadres and instructors should prepare ...

  10. Military targets tech-savvy recruits for modern force

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... upgraded weapons and modern warfare techniques, Xinhua reported yesterday. In the draft amendment to the Military Service Law submitted to the National People's Congress Standing Committee ... two years of leaving the military, which is pushing the maximum age for recruitment to 24. Xinhua said most People's Liberation Army recruits today were high school graduates. ...




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