Standing Committee

Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai says opposing C.Y. cost her votes in NPC

Rita Fan Hsu Li-tai

National People's Congress deputy Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai has admitted her outspoken stance against Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying may have cost her support, after her vote share and ranking plunged in her re-election to the Standing Committee.

Friday, 15 March, 2013, 4:23pm 3 comments

Blunt Rita Fan set to keep spot on legislature's standing committee

Rita Fan's position on the standing committee seems safe.

Hong Kong National People's Congress deputy Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai looks set to retain her spot on the national legislature's standing committee as she made it on to the NPC session's presidium, people close to the procedures said.

5 Mar 2013 - 4:37am

Doctors resign from panel in pay-cut row

Doctors' representatives resigned from a Hospital Authority consultative body yesterday to express their anger at the management's handling of a pay cut proposal.

Ho Pak-leung, president of the Public Doctors' Association, said the authority had begun sending letters to thousands of non-civil-servant doctors, seeking their consent for a 5.38 per cent pay cut.

25 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Rafael Hui joins 15 Hongkongers on Standing Committee

Former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan and four other Hong Kong delegates were elected to the Standing Committee of Beijing's top advisory body yesterday.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Official suggests second seat for HK on Standing Committee

A state leader has suggested giving Hong Kong an extra seat on the National People's Congress Standing Committee, saying it would better enable the mainland to draw on the city's experience with the rule of law.

5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Rita Fan not banking on Standing Committee place

Outgoing Legislative Council president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai played down her chances of becoming Hong Kong's representative on the National People's Congress Standing Committee after winning the most votes in yesterday's ballot.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

No fait accompli

As 2007 drew to a close, the National People's Congress Standing Committee made a decision on Hong Kong's political development, which comprises four main points: First, universal suffrage will not be introduced in 2012. The number of legislators returned by functional and geographical constituencies, respectively, will also remain unchanged.

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Decisions made on Politburo's elite group

After months of closed-door manoeuvring, political horse-trading and endless attempts at consensus building, China's Communist Party leaders seem to have reached consensus on who will join the country's most powerful political club - the Standing Committee of the party's Politburo.

13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Highway projects leave farmers out of pocket: auditor

Irregularities in highway projects and violations in several government departments were revealed yesterday as the National People's Congress Standing Committee reviewed reports by the auditorgeneral.

28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Mixed reaction to increasing the threshold for income tax

The National People's Congress Standing Committee has received mixed signals from provincial representatives on proposals to change the threshold for personal income tax.

The Standing Committee is debating two amendments to the Personal Income Tax Law, one of which would raise the taxable threshold from the current 800 yuan a month to 1,500 yuan.

27 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

All views should be heard in reform process

When the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress meets tomorrow to decide on the way ahead for Hong Kong's political reforms, it will hold the city's future in its hands.

24 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

In defence of Beijing's interpretation

No one doubts that the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has the power of interpretation - it is expressly set out in the Basic Law itself. But there has, nevertheless, been criticism on other grounds.

15 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Turning to Beijing is not the solution

As the debate about political reform progresses, Hong Kong people have been urged to better understand the Basic Law. It is a good idea but it is easier said than done. Working out precisely what the mini-constitution means is no simple matter and there are often conflicting views, even among experts. How then, it might be asked, can the differences be resolved and doubts removed?

4 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Final word on case referrals could work via local NPC panel

In Cliff Buddle's article 'Sword of Damocles hangs over our courts' (South China Morning Post, February 2), there were suggestions that to ensure the legal system is open and fair, guidelines should be laid down to limit the circumstances in which the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee should, in accordance with Article 158 of the Basic Law, be asked by the court to interpret r

9 Feb 2001 - 12:00am


The three students who petitioned Beijing authorities on the abode controversy returned yesterday, denying they had acted in a high-profile manner.

The trio were greeted with bundles of flowers by other tertiary students and parents with children on the mainland at Hunghom station.

19 Jun 1999 - 12:00am