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China Economy Facing Most Difficult Year: Wen

AFP reports on the press conference that closed this year’s NPC/CPPCC session: In a closing press conference at the annual parliamentary meeting, Wen said his government faces the conflicting tasks of trying to create jobs...

Wang Faces Inflation Test as New China Economic Chief

China brings in a ringer, Wang Qishan (王岐山), to solve it’s problems with rapidly rising prices. From Bloomberg: Wang helped former Premier Zhu Rongji to tackle inflation that soared to as much as 27 percent in 1994. The...

My Observation on NPC Representatives

Qin Feng (秦楓), a reporter of Hong Kong based Phoenix TV blogged about her experience of covering NPC and CPPCC annual meetings this year, translated by CDT: The two meetings have been going on for ten days already. Following the...

Wen Jiabao Re-elected China’s PM: State Media

From AFP, via Times of India: China’s parliament on Sunday re-elected Wen Jiabao as the nation’s premier for five more years, state-run Xinhua news agency said. Wen, 65, was the sole candidate for the job. Xinhua did...

China Appoints Xi Vice President, Heir Apparent to Hu

Bloomberg reports the new appointment of Chinese top leaders: Xi Jinping, the son of an army veteran, was appointed today as China’s vice president, the next step in an orchestrated plan for him to succeed Hu Jintao as the...

Models, Delegates, And The Latest Spin On PX

Jonathan Ansfield’s most recent Biganzi dispatch: So great is the Great Hall of the People that there’s always room for a sideshow, even when the national legislature is in session. Last Friday at 8:50 a.m., a pack of...

Lawyers Play Bigger Role In China’s Parliament

From Xinhua: The number of lawyers participating in China’s current term of parliament and top political advisory body reached 22, an increase of 80 percent over the previous term, said Yu Ning, chairman of the All China...

China’s Leadership ‘Election’ Begins: Report

From AFP: The nominees for China’s president and prime minister were unveiled to the national parliament Wednesday, state media said, kicking off the nation’s communist-style election process. The nomination lists...

“The Central Committee Says What Counts”

The following editorial is from Hong Kong’s Apple Daily, about the 17th Central Committee meeting held in Beijing on February 24. Although the commentary is a couple of weeks old now, it relates to the ongoing NPC session....

China’s Tourist Hotspots? Maybe Not

Telegraph blog makes suggestions on where you could go for a holiday during the long NPC period. The National People’s Congress is enough to make anyone want to go on holiday, and the Party Secretaries of China’s two...

Fortune List of the 2008 NPC Members

A list of the richest 2008 NPC members who are listed on the Hurun Report of the wealthiest Chinese is being circulated in Chinese cyberspace. CDT translated some samples, from huangqiu.com: Zhang Yin & family – 2007...

Video: Pretty Chinese Female Reporters at NPC 2008

Sohu blog introduces good-looking Chinese female reporters. I have no idea who brought up such a topic but it reminded me of my last job in Beijing. The news room I worked in mainly had female reporters. I used to be under...

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