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China's Tibetan Legislators Meet US Congress Minority Leader - ‎6 hours ago‎
A delegation of China's Tibetan legislators headed by Qizhala (R, 2nd), deputy to China's National People's Congress and secretary of the Lhasa Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, exchange views with experts of Brookings Institution, ...
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Confusion surrounds push to recognise Aboriginal people in constitution, First Peoples congress warns

ABC Online - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Confusion surrounds the push for a referendum on constitutional recognition amid a lack of direction from the Prime Minister's office, the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples has warned. The comments come as a survey of hundreds of ...

Beijing puts foreign charities under police control

The Times (subscription) - ‎15 hours ago‎
The law on managing foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs), which range from charities and lobby groups to business and academic organisations, was passed by a committee of the National People's Congress, which processes legislation for the ...

Legislators oversee ethnic regional autonomy regulations

Xinhua - ‎6 hours ago‎
The inspection panel of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee on Friday held a meeting to launch the campaign.
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China's statistics bureau chief admits it's struggling to track scale of nation's burgeoning 'new economy ...

South China Morning Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
Small businesses can do a lot to develop the new economy and new growth drivers will help with efforts to cut industrial overcapacity, Li said in his press conference at the closing of the National People's Congress. “The new economy covers a wide ...
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China to create new provisions concerning foreign and civil society groups

Lawyer Herald - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 13: (CHINA OUT) Delegates stand for the national anthem during the closing ceremony of the second session of 13th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People on March 13, 2014, in Beijing, China. China's ...
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China on the road to “New Economy”: First impressions

Journal of Turkish Weekly - ‎8 hours ago‎
Stressing his confidence in the government's newfound strategy, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered a government work report during the last session of the 12th National People's Congress on 5 March, noting the challenges and prospects that ...

Why Finland's Mail Carriers Are Mowing People's Lawns

The Atlantic - ‎22 hours ago‎
In a world of email and text messaging, and an enormous array of mobile-communication apps, national mail providers have had to get creative to make money as mail volume shrinks and commercial delivery companies beat them to the front door.
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No threat of political instability, China told

Aaj Tv (press release) (blog) - ‎8 hours ago‎
Madam Zhao Baige Vice Chair Person of Foreign Affairs Committee of National People's Congress and Fang Qiuchen President China International Contractors Association also spoke on the occasion.

'China's too complex now for autocratic leaders … change in China will impact the world … its govt has a tough job'

Times of India (blog) - ‎19 hours ago‎
... but people form communities and identities where they start to give their opinion. Xi Jinping is trying to make changes in this environment.

Top legislature ratifies int'l treaty to cut mercury - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
China's top legislature on Thursday ratified an international treaty on reducing mercury emissions, which are harmful to humans and the environment.

World briefs: CEO of VW apologizes to Obama

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - ‎11 hours ago‎
The long-delayed bill to regulate foreign NGOs had been the subject of much debate within the Communist Party and intense lobbying from abroad, but a third draft was finally passed by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC).

How do you develop $1 trillion in PPPs for the PRC?

Public Finance International - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
It offers suggestions on what PDFs should aim to do, how they should work, and who should be involved, responding to a call by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in June 2015 to explore PDFs for PPPs. Some simple arithmetic ...

Growing LGBT Rights Movement Marks Change in China's Culture

IVN News - ‎4 hours ago‎
In the past, efforts to use the system have been quietly swept aside, like the introduction of pro-LGBT bills in the National People's Congress in 2006 and 2007. But this time, not only did the couple get a hearing in court, but it was reported ...

Man meant to oversee discipline in Mainland China's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office found to have broken the ...

South China Morning Post - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, Professor Priscilla Lau Pui-king, said: “The CCDI move shows the party and the central government are serious about strengthening discipline.

Official visit bumps out cloud expo

Hong Kong Standard (press release) - ‎20 hours ago‎
National People's Congress Standing Committee chairman Zhang Dejiang will be a keynote speaker at the summit, the first time since 2012 that a senior official will visit the SAR.

Asia Briefs: Agreement expected on South China Sea patrols

The Straits Times - ‎18 hours ago‎
The law, which will come into force in January next year, gives police the right to approve the registration of all foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs), according to a text distributed by the National People's Congress . At least 1,000 ...
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I don't need security – Ayariga

GhanaWeb - ‎5 hours ago‎
The founder and potential flagbearer of the All People's Congress (APC) says the country is so peaceful that there is no need to provide security for political leaders.

Under Chinese pressure, India cancels visa to Uyghur separatist Dolkun Isa

World Socialist Web Site - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
At the 2005 China's National People's Congress (NPC), the regime passed an “anti-secession law” pledging to go to war in response to any declaration of independence by Taiwan, which it fears could be the signal for the broader international promotion ...