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Li Keqiang -- Premier of China's State Council

Published: 2013-03-17 3:21:00 PM

Li Keqiang, born in July 1955, is a male ethnic Han from Dingyuan, Anhui Province. He entered the workforce in March 1974 and joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in May 1976. He graduated from the School of Economics at Peking University with a major in economics, has an in-service postgraduate education and holds the degree of Doctor of Economics.

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Non-Communist parties try to remain relevant

Published: 2013-03-14 8:38:01 PM

Not many people know of the existence of legitimate political parties outside of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on the Chinese mainland. Few can name all eight of them, known as “democratic parties.”

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Veterans can't be forgotten: delegates

Published: 2013-03-06 12:38:01 AM

Some members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) say the government and society are neglecting the country's aging veterans who fought for the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

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Mo reason for culture promotion

Published: 2013-03-05 12:58:01 AM

It was a busy day on Monday for members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) discussing the work report of the last term of the top political advisory body delivered by 11th CPPCC National Committee Chairman Jia Qinglin.

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Defense budget 'no threat'

Published: 2013-03-05 12:58:01 AM

A spokesperson for the annual session of China's top legislature Monday defended the growing budget of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) by saying that a strong Chinese military will contribute to regional stability and world peace, while refuting the idea that China's foreign policy is turning "aggressive."

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Stricter policy to cool down real estate market

Published: 2013-03-03 5:23:00 PM

The State Council, China's cabinet, on Friday unveiled policy details aimed at reining in the country's property market, which has seen renewed signs of a rebound.

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China's cabinet to reform departmental system

Published: 2013-02-27 4:09:00 PM

"Large government departments" reform refers to the restructuring of those governmental departments whose functions are similar or service scopes partly overlap.

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Ministries face mashup

Published: 2013-02-27 12:43:00 AM

Institutional restructuring of the State Council is expected to top the agenda of the Second Plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) that kicked off Tuesday. Analysts suggested that boosting political and economic reforms are essential to transforming the government.

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List of eye-catching figures to appear during 2013 Two Sessions

Published: 2013-02-06 6:53:00 PM

As China’s top legislative body is to elect top state leaders in early March this year, the list of deputies to the top legislative body, along with members of the nation’s top political advisory body, which began to be released to the public in January, have triggered nationwide concern.

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Xi Jinping inspects PLA, pushes for stricter management

Published: 2013-02-05 6:27:00 PM

Xi Jinping, CPC general secretary and Chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, has made decisive moves to consolidate China’s armed forces since the 18th National People’s Congress in November last year.

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Throwing open the doors

Published: 2013-01-25 1:28:01 AM

For the first time ever, the NPC is selecting urban and rural deputies based on population ratios, according to reports in the China News Service. While it's certain that more NPC deputies from the grass-roots level will show up, the extent of their contribution remains in question.

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China's inequality index highlights urgency for distribution reforms

Published: 2013-01-20 5:10:00 PM

China's first release of a rich-poor index for the past decade paints a far-from-rosy picture of what the country needs to do to bridge the wealth gap and make more people included in its magnificent growth story.

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CCTV reveals army unit number, military praised for transparency

Published: 2013-01-17 7:57:00 PM

The proper name and number for an army formation was used in a television report for the first time on Tuesday, a move seen by media and military watchers as indicating an increased level of transparency in the Chinese military.

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China to reform re-education system

Published: 2013-01-08 4:38:00 PM

China will advance reforms to the controversial re-education through labor system this year, according to a national political and legal affairs work conference on January 7.

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Top CPC leaders' early life photos released

Published: 2012-12-24 4:23:00 PM

Family photos and profiles revealing details of China's Communist Party's new top leaders Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang were published by the Xinhua News Agency on Sunday.

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China eyes more rural development in next year

Published: 2012-12-23 4:56:00 PM

China will look to improve farmers' income growth and reduce obstacles in agricultural development next year, in a bid to boost vitality in rural areas, according to an annual conference.

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China's CPI up 2 pct after 33-month low, PPI down 2.2 pct

Published: 2012-12-09 4:54:00 PM

China's CPI up 2 pct after 33-month low, PPI down 2.2 pct

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China to tighten rules on land expropriation

Published: 2012-11-29 3:09:00 PM

Rural stability and grain supply security face a number of challenges due to excessive land expropriation in the country's urbanization move, China's cabinet has warned.

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Officials outed after sex scandals surface online

Published: 2012-11-25 2:00:00 PM

An increasing number of sex scandals involving Chinese officials are making headlines, both substantiated and fabricated, in part due to the growing role of microblogging in exposing the underbelly of philandering Chinese politicians.

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HIV patient rejected to get cancer treatment

Published: 2012-11-22 3:01:00 PM

An HIV-positive patient who was refused treatment for lung cancer is planning to sue the hospital concerned, a Beijing-based NGO told the Global Times Wednesday.

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Key leadership changes after the 18th National Congress of CPC

Published: 2012-11-21 4:02:00 PM

Key leadership changes after the 18th National Congress

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New factors in 18th National Congress of CPC

Published: 2012-11-12 6:17:00 PM

The new factors highlighted in the 18th National Congress of CPC: Scientific Outlook on Development becomes CPC's theoretical guidance, per capita income included in economic growth index, "social justice" spotlighted in Congress keynote speech, Party Congress open doors to village officials, 'beautiful China', new leader: young with grassroots experiences, young delegates.

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