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  1. Wu Bangguo's US visit 'reflects closer ties'

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Parliamentary chief Wu Bangguo's visit to the United States, the first by such a senior legislator in 20 years, is a sign of the depth of engagement between the world's two most influential nations, analysts say. At the invitation of the US Congress' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Wu arrived at Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday to begin his official visit ...

  2. who is who

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

    ... Compiled by Sara Yin 1 Wu Bangguo a. Chairman of the 11th National Congress of the CPPCC b. Chairman of the 11th Standing Committee of the NPC c. President of the People's Republic of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission d. Premier of the People's Republic of China Answers below Answers 1 b 2 c 3 d 4 a 2 Hu Jintao 3 Wen Jiabao 4 Jia Qinglin ...

  3. Be more green, and you'll feel less blue

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu According to the British New Economics Foundation survey, Hong Kong scored 41.6 on its Happy Planet Index, way behind mainland China. That certainly raised some eyebrows, while ... that with the right policies, we must also do what we can, beginning with using our own shopping bags - and being happy about it. Alice Wu is a political consultant and a former associate director of the Asia ...

  4. Words of warning: mind your language

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu If there is ever a lesson to be learned from the war of words, created by HK Magazine columnist Chip Tsao, it is: never underestimate the power of words. In his intended satirical ... of time and effort to right. Alice Wu is a political consultant and a former associate director of the Asia Pacific Media Network at UCLA ...

  5. Green drive falls short, admits NPC chairman

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... admitted. 'To a great extent, this showed that the pattern of China's economic development has not been transformed fundamentally,' National People's Congress chairman Wu Bangguo ... Pan Yue, said last week the push for a 'green GDP', which would factor in the economic effects of environmental damage, had stopped. Mr Wu said China had also failed to achieve ...

  6. Mail-tampering ban broadened

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they know. Wu Bangguo, the chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, told Xinhua that the amendment could 'improve protection of mail security and citizens' rights'. The amendment, ... Vivian Wu The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has beefed up the Postal Law, widening the category of people who are specifically banned from tampering with mail. ...

  7. Congress chairman rejects calls for reform based on western models

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Beijing flatly rejected calls for political reform yesterday, with its parliamentary chief insisting that China would not copy western models of democracy. Wu Bangguo ... pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square led to a bloody crackdown. Mr Wu told NPC deputies- who have gathered in Beijing for their nine-day annual session- that China would not go for 'a system ...

  8. Watchdog fast-tracks projects

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... chairman Wu Bangguo warned on Monday that cutting energy consumption by 20 per cent and reducing key water and air pollutants by 10 per cent by next year would be arduous, Mr Zhang said he ... while putting on hold 14 others totalling 104 billion yuan, according to Vice-Minister Wu Xiaoqing. He said the ministry had sped up mandatory environmental impact assessment for large projects ...

  9. Jiang steals some of the limelight from Hu

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of Jiang having frequent, animated conversations with his successor throughout the 145-minute event. Parliamentary chief and second-ranking leader Wu Bangguo, who stood on the other side of Hu, ...

  10. Macau security law praised at handover event

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... of the Basic Law in the city- which was shelved in 2003 amid wide public outcry. Wu Bangguo, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, was speaking at a seminar on the 10th anniversary ... of the Communist Party Central Committee Ling Jihua, and other senior central government and party officials. Lauding the national security law, which was enacted in March, Wu said: 'With wide ...




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