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  1. Equal representation for all

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... These constituencies are currently all the mainland provinces and municipalities, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and the People's Liberation Army. Besides the principle of allotting a seat for every 670,000 ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Next year's National People's Congress (NPC) will have roughly one deputy representing every 670,000 citizens, marking the first time that urban ...

  2. Old soldiers fading away

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove, Minnie Chan

    ... tribute to the 80-year-old People's Liberation Army this week, some decommissioned officers feel they have little to celebrate and that nobody is listening to their grievances. These former ... such as the annual National People's Congress meeting in March. A Central Military Commission and State Council document issued in 2001 specified that all officers decommissioned from that year onwards ...

  3. Inequalities and corruption at root of violence

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... to advocate hardline policies against dissenting minorities, posting articles on internet forums hailing Wang Zhen, the late former vice-president. Wang, the People's Liberation Army commander ...

  4. Merger of ministries to improve handling of human resources

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... People's Liberation Army veterans find jobs. A department dealing with the appointment and recruitment of civil servants would be set up under the new ministry. Cai Fang, director of the Chinese ... Security, and help bring about a more integrated approach to human resources policies, experts say. State Council secretary-general Hua Jianmin told the National People's Congress meeting ...

  5. Survey reveals student apathy about movement

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... seem to find any relevance at all. Results of a People's Daily survey of 12,000 university students, released yesterday, the 90th anniversary of the movement, revealed that the top answer ... this year has dropped by 50 per cent from a year ago. Also in the People's Daily survey, when asked about their most important goal in life, nearly half of students chose living 'a healthy ...

  6. People's Daily urges local officials to help migrants

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ivan Zhai ivan.zhai@scmp.com The Communist Party's People's Daily mouthpiece called on local governments yesterday to improve their social management skills and help migrant workers integrate into local communities. The commentary, written by a staff commentator at the newspaper, was the first official comment by Beijing on the riot that rocked Zengcheng, a satellite ...

  7. Government has a legal obligation to meet HK people's right to housing

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... In his official visit last week, the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office director Wang Guangya highlighted the need to address the housing problem in Hong Kong. He stated that housing was an economic and livelihood issue, which if not handled properly woul ...

  8. The party ties its fate to the people's happiness

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang One line stood out in the speech by Jia Qinglin, chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, at the opening of its annual session: 'The people's well-being is not only an important economic and social issue but also a major political issue.' On the mainland, anything assigned political significance is to be pursued with all ...

  9. Beijing's action plan lacks detail on enforcing people's political and civil rights, experts say

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li China's first human rights action plan lacks concrete enforcement details, particularly in areas of political and civil rights, analysts say. Joshua Rosenzweig, senior manager of research and Hong Kong operations for the Dui Hua Foundation ...

  10. The people's will

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The deputy secretary for housing, planning and lands told harbour activists this week that the people of Hong Kong want the Central-Wan Chai bypass built as soon as possible. Do you? Write to us ...




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