The annual Chinese "lianghui" of 2014, or plenary meetings of China's top legislative and consultative bodies, the National People's Congress and the National People's Consultative Conference, will take place in Beijing in early to mid-March. The NPC sessions are scheduled to begin on March 5, and the CPPCC meetings to commence on March 3.
Middle class families on the mainland are hoping political leaders meeting next week in Beijing provide something money can't buy - clean air.Friday, 28 February, 2014, 5:18am
Shark's fin and abalone are conspicuous by their absence. Vintage wines will stay tucked away in the cellar. As deputies gather in Beijing this weekend for the annual National People's Congress (NPC) session, many are bracing themselves for a fortnight of unusual austerity.28 Feb 2014 - 5:23am
Spring is in the air and how to rejuvenate the reform process will be the focus of next week's National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference meetings.27 Feb 2014 - 2:36am 1 comment
He has been visited by top government officials like Premier Li Keqiang and promised a better future than his hardscrabble life, but all of the attention has done little to improve the life of Qingbao farmer Fu Maoyan.26 Feb 2014 - 4:46am 1 comment
The graft probe targeting the China National Petroleum Corporation – a powerbase of retired security tsar Zhou Yongkang – continues to widen, the 21st Century Business Herald reported yesterday, citing “multiple sources” close to the state oil giant.26 Feb 2014 - 3:35am 1 comment
Top leaders in Beijing have pledged to keep the economy growing within a "reasonable range" while forging ahead on economic reforms, setting the tone for Premier Li Keqiang's first annual work report next week.25 Feb 2014 - 5:02am
Diplomacy will not be an overriding concern for the National Security Commission as the newly established body will focus more on internal and unconventional security threats, analysts and government think tanks say.25 Feb 2014 - 5:02am 1 comment