Latest news and updates about the National People's Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature. It holds one full session annually to vote on new laws and amendments, and review government’s work and policies. The NPC has about 3,000 members who are elected for five-year terms.
Within a few months of their appointments, two important Chinese faces to the world, Qin Gang and Li Shangfu, were gone and no one seems to know why.
Passing of Foreign Relations Law in response to US provocations may be understandable, but the legitimate concerns of overseas companies and investors have to be addressed
Visit by barristers from the city ends five-year freeze in relations and leads to welcome honest talks about the rule of law with central government officials.
Premier’s stress on the importance of private sector, further opening up to foreign investment and trade should boost confidence at home and abroad amid economic challenges.
President Xi Jinping’s comments to State Duma chair Vyacheslav Volodin echo pledges made to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Beijing in October. Volodin is leading a parliamentary team on a three-day visit to China.
Readers pay tribute to China’s former premier for his efforts in the economic sphere, and for his connection to Hong Kong
Two sources say Li – whose body has been flown to Beijing – had previously had coronary artery bypass surgery.
Expanded list of duties for Hong Kong and Macau Work Office signals Beijing’s determination to exercise its ‘comprehensive jurisdiction’ over city, observers say.
Chief Executive John Lee will announce establishment of new coordination unit to promote patriotic education when he delivers policy address, source says.
China’s top legislative body considers first draft of revised law that would reaffirm Communist Party control over information security and stipulate government support for technology to protect state secrets.
NPC says it welcomes active public engagement and states all feedback will be meticulously examined to refine, and possibly improve, the law.
Move away from ‘absolute immunity’ expected to better protect businesses involved in international trade.
Starry Lee, who has been chairwoman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong for eight years, announces decision not to seek re-election.
Legco members on trip to Fujian call for Hong Kong to do more to help city people retired to the province after visit to care home for elderly.
The new Foreign Relations Law is Beijing’s latest legal weapon against sanctions, foreign interventions, and further consolidates Communist Party’s control.
Wong takes up key role on body that advises Beijing on any proposed changes to city’s mini-constitution.
Bill not expected to be added to Annex III of Basic Law, according to Starry Lee, who is attending NPC Standing Committee session in Beijing.
Research drawing on lessons from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its aftermath finds Western countries struggling to coordinate response.
The 2023 legislation plan of the State Council, China’s cabinet, includes the submission of a draft AI law, among more than 50 measures up for review by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee.
Xia Baolong, director of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, hears views of business leaders and representatives from foreign commerce chambers.
Xia Baolong spends first of six days in city with Chief Executive John Lee and Exco members; underlines mainland commitment to national security in city.
Delegation meets Shen Chunyao, chairman of legislative affairs committee of country’s top legislative body.
From real estate and infrastructure to e-commerce and self-sufficiency, China’s policymakers have a range of hot-button issues on their plate this year.