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  1. Ho family's power network

    Posted Feb 07th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... CPPCC. Joining advisory bodies and being elected to the National People's Congress are two ways for prominent people from Hong Kong and Macau to take part in mainland politics. The Ho family ... Ho's third wife, made it six of a kind for the family when she became a delegate to the Guangdong provincial Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference at its recent annual ...

  2. Deputies see no need for reports to constituents

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ji Minhua Nearly half of the more than 300 Guangdong deputies to the provincial and national people's congresses are against a proposal to regularly report on their work ... to the National People's Congress. In an Information Times report yesterday, only 53.8 per cent of the more than 300 representatives who replied said they supported regular reports to constituents, ...

  3. Face up to the foreign media more often

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... of the National People's Congress, where he speaks with plenty of gestures and emotion, Mr Wen often gives impromptu press briefings to Hong Kong reporters during his visits overseas, although, ... Wang Xiangwei President Hu Jintao's rare interview on Friday with a select group of foreign reporters, just one week before the Olympic Games, was newsworthy, but not because Mr Hu ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Lawmakers to fly back for vote

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Out-of-town pro-government lawmakers have been asked to return to Hong Kong today to attend a House Committee meeting and prevent another ambush by pan-democrats which could delay tabling of the revised resolution on interim funding. At least six lawmakers- including one National People's Congress member and three Chinese People's Political ...

  6. Cut the criticism, Beijing tells HK

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to the National People's Congress confirmed Zhao had been freed on medical parole. The activist's conviction by the Beijing Daxing District People's Court and imprisonment for 21/2 years sparked outcry in Hong Kong and internationally, with local NPC members speaking out and 28 of them signing a letter to the Supreme People's Court calling for his release. Responding ...

  7. Draft amendment aims for electoral balance

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... congress members on any level if no competition was allowed. The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress yesterday began its regular two-monthly meeting, and on top of the agenda ... representatives at county people's congresses are elected directly by the people. Above that, the system is indirect, as deputies to the NPC and provincial-level congresses are elected ...

  8. Academic calls for full-time delegates

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... of professional interest, making it impossible for them to have a comprehensive overview of society. 'I think it is the right time for our National People's Congress and the CPPCC to have ... in the quality of submissions. Ge Jianxiong, a history professor at Shanghai's Fudan University and a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said part-time ...

  9. Business - Commodities

    Confidence the one commodity in abundance

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

    ... and ability to do so.' Many government officials and experts at the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the National People's Congress expressed confidence ... Kristine Kwok The word 'confidence'; appears to be the key word on the lips of central government officials as Beijing braces itself for a difficult year. Premier Wen Jiabao used ...

  10. HK delegates told to support Tung

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... under Tung Chee-hwa's leadership and work for the unity of Hong Kong. National People's Congress vice-chairman Sheng Huaren made the call at a Shenzhen meeting which was attended by delegates to the NPC and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). About 200 deputies from Hong Kong and Macau were briefed by mainland officials on the NPC meeting to be held ...




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