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2013-03-11 16:26:54

GUANGZHOU, China, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of great concern draws to an end. The first session of the 12(th) National Committee of the CPPCC of China will be concluded on March 12(th). On March 11(th), standing committee members were selected by the 12(th) National Committee of the CPPCC of China. Two chairmen from two enterprises listed in Hong Kong were selected as new members. They are Chairman...

2013-03-05 12:26:03

TAMPERE, Finland, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From March 3rd to 17th, all eyes are once again on China, as the country's once-in a decade leadership change is completed. The annual meeting of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) [http://gbtimes.com/article-keywords/cppcc-2013 ] and the National People's Congress (NPC) [http://gbtimes.com/article-keywords/npc-2013 ], also known as the Two Sessions or Lianghui, is the highlight of China's political...

2012-09-27 02:29:54

CHENGDU, China, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ The grand opening of the 13th Western China International Fair (WCIF) took place in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, on the evening of September 25. Wu Bangguo, member of the standing committee of the political bureau of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), attended the opening ceremony. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120927/CN81321) At...

2009-03-05 12:07:01

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Thursday that strategic policies would push the country's economic growth to 8 percent in 2009. Speaking to the Second Session of the 11th National People's Congress in Beijing, Wen said as long as we adopt the right policies and appropriate measures and implement them effectively, we will be able to achieve this target, Xinhua, the official state-run news agency, reported. The premier said support for domestic demand, including support for automobile...

2008-08-31 09:00:19

Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["Fourth Meeting of 11th NPC Standing Committee Closes in Beijing; the Meetng Votes To Adopt the Law on Promoting a Recycling Economy; President Hu Jintao Signs the Presidential Decree To Promulgate the Law; Wu Bangguo Presides Over and Speaks at the Meeting" - Xinhua headline] Beijing, 29 Aug (Xinhua) -The fourth meeting of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress [NPC] closed at the Great...

2006-06-29 21:48:29

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has approved tougher penalties for those found responsible for industrial accidents and financial crimes following a spate of corruption scandals and coal mine disasters, state media said on Friday. China's Communist Party has said corruption threatens its very existence and anti-graft campaigns are expected to heat up in the run-up to the 2007 party congress, a five-yearly meeting at which key appointments are made and future leaders promoted. The Standing...

2006-03-13 20:35:42

By Lindsay Beck and Brian Rhoads BEIJING (Reuters) - China's parliament approved a rural reform plan on Tuesday that seeks to address the chasm dividing rich cities and the poor countryside, closing one of the most contentious legislative sessions in a decade. The roughly 3,000 delegates to the largely ceremonial National People's Congress voted on the five-year plan approved by Communist Party leaders at a plenum last year. Parliament has never voted down Communist Party policy and...

2006-03-10 08:33:28

BEIJING (Reuters) - China should ban all medical advertising to protect public health, members of parliament were quoted by state media as saying on Friday, accusing most ads of "cheating and misleading" consumers. Advertisements promising cures for everything from hemorrhoids to balding are plastered all over Chinese cities, on the sides of buses, inside taxis, in newspapers and even crudely glued to lamp posts. "Nowadays medical advertisements about hospitals and medicines are...

2006-03-10 08:30:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - China should ban all medical advertising to protect public health, members of parliament were quoted by state media as saying on Friday, accusing most ads of "cheating and misleading" consumers. Advertisements promising cures for everything from hemorrhoids to balding are plastered all over Chinese cities, on the sides of buses, inside taxis, in newspapers and even crudely glued to lamp posts. "Nowadays medical advertisements about hospitals and medicines are flooding the...

2006-03-04 23:39:35

By Benjamin Kang Lim and Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China is to steer its economic juggernaut toward narrowing the chasm dividing its rich cities and restive countryside, Premier Wen Jiabao told parliament on Sunday in a speech tempering optimism with stark warnings. In setting out the government's goals for the coming year, Wen promised "continuity and stability" in general economic policy, including the currency exchange rate. But he also said more of China's economic growth...