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  1. Beijing's Haiti snub riles Taipei

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of the United Nations Security Council, Beijing could veto the council's decision to extend a peacekeeping mission in Haiti. In the middle of last month, Mr Hu assured the honorary chairman ...

  2. Two nations, two extremes, but much in common

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... '[China's] state media have played down China's interest in oil, instead focusing on its efforts to promote Middle East peace and its support for developing nations.' Wouldn't ...

  3. National pride hits a high note

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the anthem together makes us feel more united and stronger,' she said. The CPPCC and the National People's Congress are the most important political events in China and give reporters ... Kristine Kwok The 2,100 or so delegates to the top advisory body had a moment of patriotism yesterday, as they sang the national anthem for the first time at the opening of a Chinese ...

  4. Make overseas sales of national treasures illegal, says arts chief

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Beijing should legislate to prohibit the sale of national relics in foreign countries, a National People's Congress member from Hong Kong has suggested. The call ... rights laws in the United States, he said it was possible for a country to make laws against the 'invasion' of its interests even if the actions were taken overseas. Mr Ma suggested ...

  5. Beijing dismisses fears of an arms race

    Posted Feb 16th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... including the United States and Japan have voiced concern over China's destruction of one of its defunct weather satellites with a ground-based ballistic missile last month. Defence Minister ... month's annual meeting of the National People's Congress- saying much of the increase was spent on salary and equipment upgrades. 'If each of our soldiers is paid 1,000 yuan more ...

  6. United we stand?

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching When Premier Wen Jiabao met overseas Chinese in London this month, one man suggested that the National People's Congress should adopt a reunification law to prevent Taiwan ... the occupation of Taiwan by a foreign nation and Taiwan indefinitely delaying peaceful unification. In fact, it describes in some detail how force is to be used, stipulating that 'no artillery ...

  7. Unity law passes with united vote

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu, Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest with Jacky Hsu The National People's Congress yesterday passed the anti-secession law virtually unanimously in a show of unity against Taiwan's pursuit of formal independence. There were 2,896 votes in favour and none against. Only two delegates abstained. The text of the 10-article law, published yesterday, says the mainland can use ...

  8. Glimpse of those waiting in the wings

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The National People's Congress annual plenum that ended last week was also a showcase of the nation's rising political stars. In recent sessions, it has become common for central ... covering the annual national legislative session saw several of these young turks in action. Their first-hand reports provide a glimpse of the personalities and styles of those tipped for promotion ...

  9. Xi becomes 'man of mystery' as he returns home

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... known. His wife, singer Peng Liyuan , was previously much better known to the public than Xi. During his visit to the United States, Xi had shown more personality, appreciating the nation ... While Vice-President Xi Jinping had shown his amiable and personable side during his US trip last month, the run ended as he turned more subdued at annual sessions of the national ...

  10. Same subject but different treatment for nation's leaders

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... official. In the last few months, both the nation's top leaders made statements on the subject but the response varied. Last week Premier Wen Jiabao broached the subject of political reform ... of an immediate general election for the president of the nation or anything close to the Western parliamentary system. However, the key points and the approach to the issue reveal a difference ...




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