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  1. People's justice

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... a government legal official and a people's mediator, the judge will usually hear the views of not only the parties and witnesses but also community members who know the background ... before its 1949 civil war victory, is even making inroads into adjudication. Although China's lowest-level courts have long used a system whereby two 'people';s assessors' ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. The people's politicians who stood up to be counted

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was also a member of the election panel of the Ninth National People's Congress election in 1997 and now serves as a member of the national committee of the Chinese People's Political ... as Bar chief at the opening of the legal year in January was a scathing, no-holds-barred attack on the government for its handling of the national security bill consultation. But apart from ...

  4. News - China - NPC MEETING

    Petition urges NPC to ratify human rights treaty in China

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Verna.yu@scmp.com Petition addressed to NPC ahead of annual session calls for adherence to international agreement, which Beijing signed in 1998 Rights treaty 'must be ratified' More than 120 influential scholars, lawyers and journalists have signed a petition urging the National People's Congress to ratify an international human rights treaty, as part ...

  5. News - China

    Calls to abolish labour camps are unlikely to be heard by NPC

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... in the past With less than a week to go before the annual meeting of the National People's Congress, anyone hoping for bold and rapid action from China's new leaders on the 50-year-old ... as telling a national law and order work conference the laojiao (re-education through labour) system would be "halted" after the NPC rubber-stamped the move in March. However, the latest ...

  6. News - China

    New leaders to stress economic stability over reform at NPC meeting

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... the economic priority The annual meeting of the National People's Congress, beginning on Tuesday, will be a stage for the new leadership to unveil more reform thinking, as Beijing focuses ... according to sources quoted last week- to retain Zhou Xiaochuan as People's Bank of China governor and keep two other senior bankers at their posts even though all three have reached the normal ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New NPC local deputy Chan Yung vows to prove his worth on the job

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... New NPC deputy won't take job for granted A newly elected local deputy to the National People's Congress, Chan Yung, has vowed to prove his worth on the job with hard work rather ... City University. He won a seat in the nation's parliament after securing 1,243 votes from 1,620 electors, who chose the 36-strong local delegation by block vote. Chan, who is also a North ...

  8. Wen vows to tackle inflation, boost incomes

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... policy speech at the opening of the annual session of the National People's Congress- China's equivalent of a state of the union address- Wen also said the government aimed to achieve ... of the nation's next five-year development plan. It sets the annual economic growth target for the next five years at 7 per cent and stresses the need to improve people's livelihoods by rebalancing ...

  9. News - China - SECURITY

    18 people 'surrender' over attacks in Xinjiang

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 05:27am by AP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Beijing 18 people 'surrender' over violence at police station State media reported yesterday that 18 people who took part in violence that killed dozens in Xinjiang ... been coerced into taking part in the violence without knowing the reasons for it. Dilxat Rexit, spokesman for the exiled World Uygur Congress, said the "so-called surrenders" were ...

  10. News - China - FREEDOM OF SPEECH

    85 people 'arrested or detained' as China steps up clampdown on internet rumours

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 06:16pm by AFP

    ... National Internet Information Office as saying. Users will be required to agree to “seven bottom lines”, including a vow to “uphold the socialist system”, a euphemism for China’s one-party ...




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