The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is China’s top political advisory body. China's Communist Party has about two-thirds of the seats. The CPPCC national committee holds an annual meeting about the same time as plenary sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC). This joint meeting is known as the 'Two Sessions'.
Annual meetings in Beijing will make landmark decisions on economic policy and strategy, as well as positioning of city amid geopolitical tensions.
It is the responsibility of delegates, including tycoons and former officials, to help map out economic and social development goals at a time of uncertainty.
Symposium called by China’s top political advisory body to clarify government policy is a timely step to assure and give confidence to consumers and investors.
The agenda for this year’s meetings of China’s political and legislative bodies will reflect extraordinary times, from Russia’s war in Ukraine to planning economic recovery and dealing with an ageing society.
As long as Hongkongers don’t cross certain red lines, they should be allowed to express their diverse opinions without fear of being labelled as unpatriotic or even worse.
Beijing’s overhaul of the local election system is ruthless, but given the intransigence and fanaticism of the opposition and anti-government movement shown in 2019, it has no other choice if Hong Kong is to remain governable.
Major delegation from Ningxia wine region uses Hong Kong trade fair to promote its products internationally.
New line-up for Central Leading Group of Hong Kong and Macau Works to ensure ‘close eye on security aspects’ in both cities, while focusing on development.
New commission will centralise leadership, determining national strategy and goals.
New executive vice-premier in Beijing, Ding Xuexiang, poised to take over oversight role for Hong Kong and Macau.
Chengdu’s subsidies reflect a broader trend among local governments across China to pursue programmes that support Beijing’s semiconductor self-sufficiency drive.
A widening population imbalance continues to plague China, but this year’s government work report did not offer much detail about how the dilemma will be addressed, raising concerns.
Post learns that retiring vice-chairman Tung Chee-hwa will not be replaced, leaving Leung Chun-ying as only city CPPCC member at that level.
The proposals from delegates to China’s annual parliamentary meetings highlight the growing concerns in the country over increased US pressure on its semiconductor industry.
Wang Huning also tells city’s delegates to strengthen patriotic education at home and ‘tell Hong Kong stories well’ abroad.
For China, the task of boosting the private economy will be divided into more detailed plans and be allocated to specific government agencies for implementation after the ongoing ‘two sessions’ parliamentary meetings.
The undervaluation of state-owned enterprises risks eroding their ability to raise funds via the markets, which in turn destabilises the economy, says general manager of Shanghai bourse.
China’s universities and colleges are urged to fall in line with national childbirth policy direction, but some demographers warn against encouraging or discouraging students in family planning.
Former professor Chung Kim-wah retracts claims CY Leung had triad links and makes out-of-court settlement plus costs.
CPPCC Chairman Wang Yang also stresses need for delegates to safeguard national security and development interests.
Some of China’s biggest real estate moguls, saddled with billions of dollars of unpaid debts, may get the chance to plead for breathing space and friendlier property policies in the Great Hall of the People this weekend.
Three long years of business closures, supply-chain disruptions and revenue losses have hurt enthusiasm in the private sector, and delegates from across China are addressing it in droves.
Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office director Xia Baolong also tells Hong Kong delegates to promote implementation of ‘one country, two systems’ principle.
Starry Lee, 48, and Stanley Ng, 53, are the two leading candidates; if either gets it they will be the youngest delegate to hold the position.
Next month’s annual meeting of the National People’s Congress will be closely watched for clues on who will oversee Hong Kong and Macau affairs.
‘Far-reaching’ changes to have ‘profound influence’ on economy and society, Chinese president tells leaders of political groups.
The expected confirmation of Xi protégé Li Qiang as the country’s new premier could be the most watched moment of the legislative session.
Will there be good news from the ‘two sessions’ this weekend? Market history suggests stock investors will be rewarded by taking actions only after the meetings are concluded.
Lam reveals new roles after keeping low profile since she left chief executive’s post last July.
Song Tao has a seat on the CPPCC for the next five years and sources say he could be promoted to vice-chair role.