Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

Corruption the watchword as annual national summits near

A bottle of mao-tai cost about 5,000 yuan at five-star hotels and many hotels would be out of stock of the fiery white spirit during those two important weeks in March.

Every year in March, the country's most important officials and businessmen will converge in Beijing for the two annual top-level political summits known as "Liang Hui".

Monday, 17 February, 2014, 8:09am

Allies, aides and kin of former political leaders join CPPCC presidium

Opening meeting of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) yesterday in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

Several secretaries, allies and children of former state leaders or revolutionary veterans have been appointed to the presidium of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), whose annual session kicked off yesterday afternoon in Beijing.

4 Mar 2013 - 9:43am 2 comments

Interest rate liberalisation likely to dominate bankers' talk at NPC meeting

With official rates low, shadow banking has boomed.

Business transformation is expected to dominate the talk of banker deputies and delegates when the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) convene next month.

28 Feb 2013 - 5:42am

Maybe it's time for Donald Tsang to step back and relax

Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, a staunch Catholic, may have a fresh understanding of these two phrases after he missed out on a place in China's top political advisory body recently.

4 Feb 2013 - 4:40am

Baidu chief Robin Li among rich and famous taking their place at top table

Yu Zhengsheng is in line to be named chairman of the CPPCC. Photo: Xinhua

Robin Li, Baidu chairman and the mainland's third-richest man, and Yu Zhengsheng, No 4 in the Communist Party hierarchy, were named to the country's top political advisory body yesterday as a new generation of leaders prepares for power.

3 Feb 2013 - 5:48am 2 comments

More diverse Hong Kong group named to CPPCC

Former ICAC chief Timothy Tong. Photo: SMP

Three of the city's leading property developers will remain in the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Supporters of both Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his rival Henry Tang Ying-yen have been named as advisers.

3 Feb 2013 - 5:36am

People's Daily announces end to re-education through labour, but only for Guangdong

A formal decision is expected to be made in March at the annual NPC/CPPCC sessions in Beijing. Meanwhile, Guangzhou police advocate legalisation of caning.

31 Jan 2013 - 11:43am

Talking points

Professor Jao Tsung-i

Ministers face Legco panels on policy address

Five panels of the Legislative Council - welfare services, public service, food safety and environmental hygiene, constitutional affairs, and health services - receive briefings by the relevant ministers on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy address.


Official launch for Academy of Sinology

21 Jan 2013 - 3:35am

Actor Stephen Chow appointed as Guangdong CPPCC member

Kung Fu Hustle star, Stephen Chow. Photo: K Y Cheng

Hong Kong actor Stephen Chow Sing-chi is one of the newest additions to Guangdong's Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference committee. 

15 Jan 2013 - 3:47pm

Tung Chee-hwa's faulty connection to the leadership

Return of the meat.

We had always assumed that former Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee-hwa was pretty well plugged into what was going on in the upper echelons of the leadership in the mainland. But the recent changing of the guard and the new lin-up in Beijing would seem to indicate that is not actually the case.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:13am 1 comment

Confucianist Sze Chi-ching seeks one harmonious China

Sze Chi-ching has never stopped learning. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Well-known calligrapher Sze Chi-ching, 73, is an old friend of the nation's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping.

The Hong Kong businessman, originally from Fujian, is also a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and a keen political observer.

21 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

Briefs, October 20, 2012

Jia: Beijing 'must stand firm on Tibet'

20 Oct 2012 - 4:41am

Facing the press pack is 'like taking an exam'

As the spokesman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference for the past four years, Zhao Qizheng approaches the annual session's opening press conference much like a high-school student would in preparing for the university entrance examination.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Odd proposals

ID card could encourage returnees to settle

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

'Cheap' memberships under pressure

The days of Hong Kong businessmen being able to secure Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference memberships on the cheap from far-flung western provinces could soon be over.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am