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Glimpse of those waiting in the wings

The National People's Congress annual plenum that ended last week was also a showcase of the nation's rising political stars.

Monday, 19 March, 2012, 12:00am

NPC debate on reforms complete

The National People's Congress Standing Committee yesterday completed its deliberations over two resolutions on proposed amendments to the means of electing Hong Kong's chief executive and Legislative Council members in 2012. Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai (pictured), a local member of the Standing Committee, said members had not raised many questions about the proposals at the meeting.

25 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Our functional constituencies need refreshing and reforming

I refer to Markus Shaw's Observer piece ('Wanted: a truly, modern Liberal Party', September 13).

18 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Deputies see no need for reports to constituents

Nearly half of the more than 300 Guangdong deputies to the provincial and national people's congresses are against a proposal to regularly report on their work to their constituents. The Guangdong People's Congress Standing Committee sent out more than 900 questionnaires to members of the Guangdong People's Congress and Guangdong's representatives to the National People's Congress.

16 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Courting trouble

The administration of United States President George W. Bush is making a mockery of its supposed respect for international law through expressing its disapproval of the International Criminal Court by vetoing a renewal of the United Nations police force in Bosnia.

2 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Language of confusion

The recent debate over whether the 800-member Election Committee, to be formed in early July to elect six members of the Legislative Council, should also be the committee that elects the Chief Executive in 2002 is a futile exercise.

The language of the Basic Law leaves room for both interpretations.

13 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Basic Law change sought

Unionist legislator Leung Yiu-chung is to make a fresh effort to repeal Basic Law curbs on lawmakers' legislative powers.

Mr Leung had withdrawn a plan to table his resolution - which seeks to scrap split voting and let members introduce bills on the political structure and government operations - in December 1998, to allow time for more discussion among lawmakers.

3 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Autonomy for villagers becomes law

An amendment to the Organic Law will guarantee village committees full rights to autonomy, Xinhua reported.

The amended law went into effect yesterday when it was approved by the National People's Congress.

5 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Changes to bills invalid, says counsel

Amendments introduced by individual provisional legislators to government bills are invalid and likely to be challenged in the courts, Gladys Li told the appeal judges.

She said this was one of the consequences of the shadow body's failure to comply with requirements set down in a decision by the National People's Congress in 1990.

24 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Group to opt out of business

A new body formed to advise on aspects of the Basic Law is unlikely to have any influence on business matters, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) chairman Anthony Neoh says.

Mr Neoh is one of 12 members of the Basic Law Committee appointed by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to provide advice on four key articles of the Basic Law.

9 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Shadow body mulls fourth reading for bills on July 1

Draft legislation tabled to the provisional legislature before the handover will undergo a 'fourth reading' on July 1, according to a proposal.

The aim is to 'confirm' the legislation, according to a report by a provisional legislature working group.

20 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Talks on reforms for ailing industries

Reforms of China's ailing state enterprises are expected to be discussed at two annual meetings in Beijing this week, analysts said.

Reform measures prepared by Beijing are due to be debated at the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) meetings.

25 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Congress seeks say over admission to trade body

The US Congress signalled its discontent over trade policy with China yesterday, proposing to force the White House to seek its backing on Beijing's accession to the World Trade Organisation.

13 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Third time unlucky for deportees

SOME of the boat people arriving in the territory have been deported twice before.

Security Branch figures reveal Vietnamese are continuing to arrive despite warnings they have no future in Hong Kong.

The biggest month for arrivals this year was April with 52. That compares to 13 in April last year and none for the corresponding period the year before.

9 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Flouting constituents' wishes

LEGISLATIVE Councillors are now told that the political reforms have been settled in the Governor's favour and should be discussed no more. Time has come to legislate for Hong Kong and co-operate with China. If only it were so simple.

28 Sep 1994 - 12:00am