72-year-old Jia is chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. The Hebei native spent 11 years in Fujian province between 1985 and 1996 where he was the province’s vice party boss, governor and then party boss. He became the mayor of Beijing in 1996 before being appointed Beijing party boss the following year. He was a member of the Politburo Standing Committee between 2002 and 2012.
Joseph Ng Loi-ping, one of Yeung's friends, spoke of the reception when the defence asked him to describe Yeung's reputation on the mainland. The details of the meeting - when and where it took place - were not given.
In a keynote speech to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), outgoing chairman Jia Qinglin called on Hong Kong and Macau delegates to play a greater role in their special administrative regions and the nation's economic, social and political development.
Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference
A festering territorial dispute between China and Japan has derailed talks for a free trade zone involving the two countries and South Korea, a Chinese banking adviser said on Thursday.