Ahead of the 30th anniversary of China's 'open-door' policy, party liberals have published a second article by former vice-premier Tian Jiyun praising the contributions purged leader Zhao Ziyang made towards reforms.Tuesday, 12 February, 2008, 12:00am
Senior legislators yesterday began discussing a party proposal to extend the country's constitution to better protect private businesses as the mainland develops its market economy.
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress met in a special session to examine the proposal by the policy-making Central Committee.30 Jan 1999 - 12:00am
THE National People's Congress Standing Committee is to strengthen its monitoring of the Preparatory Committee.
The news was given by Tian Jiyun, committee vice-chairman, in his working report delivered at the NPC plenary session in Beijing.13 Mar 1996 - 12:00am
PARTY leaders are still divided over agriculture policy despite increasing fears of rural unrest in the wake of unprecedented natural disasters.
Powerful patriarch Song Ping, who wants more collectivisation in farming policy, is at odds with moderate and liberal leaders including Zhu Rongji and Tian Jiyuan.9 Jul 1995 - 12:00am
LAMA LEADER of the Communist Party's liberal faction has criticised efforts to use executive means to boost grain production.
While touring Shenzhen and Guangzhou, Vice-Chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Tian Jiyun decried the revival of the conservative slogan of 'taking grain as the key link'.17 Apr 1995 - 12:00am
SWINGS in China's stock markets hardly bother Tian Jiyun, deputy head of China's legislature; it is his golf swing he is really worried about, for now.8 Sep 1994 - 12:00am
THE NPC is to promote respect for the law as many citizens, including cadres, show a lack of understanding of the law while others blatantly defy it, a senior leader said yesterday.
Vice-Chairman of the NPC Tian Jiyun also called on legislators at all levels to appoint and dismiss cadres according to their understanding and obeyance of the law.16 Mar 1994 - 12:00am
IN an unusual move, a former Chinese vice-premier, Tian Jiyun, has published a collection of his works on agriculture to show his concern about the well-being of the 900 million peasants.
Mr Tian, a close ally of disgraced Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang, stepped down from the State Council to become a vice-chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) early this year.10 Dec 1993 - 12:00am
LIBERAL leader Tian Jiyun yesterday made a bold call to legislators asking them to ''emancipate'' their minds and learn from foreign experience to accelerate legal reform in China.10 Dec 1993 - 12:00am
SENIOR leaders have warned that the communist rule over China will be undermined if there is no action to ease the plight of farmers.22 Mar 1993 - 12:00am
PATRIARCH Mr Deng Xiaoping is on the 176-member presidium of the National People's Congress, of which one of the major functions is to finalise a slate of candidates for top state positions.
Sources said, however, that it was unlikely the 88-year-old leader would put in an appearance during the legislative session.11 Mar 1993 - 12:00am