NPC & CPPCC Sessions 2013 >> View Points

Xi committed to reform, but balancing domestic-int'l demand tricky

Published: 2013-03-17 5:58:01 PM

It looks certain that the dilemma between balancing win-win relationships and the perceived strategic imperative of protecting the territorial sovereignty of the country will continue to confront the new leadership.

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Leadership certainty guides China’s path

Published: 2013-03-14 11:48:01 PM

Certainty has been lacking in many countries, while the certainty ensured by China’s leadership is valuable.

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New leadership has opportunity to restore China’s destiny as great nation

Published: 2013-03-14 7:58:01 PM

Let’s hope that the new leadership can achieve this high standard thereby more completely restoring China to the status of greatness among the councils of the nations that is its legacy and destiny.

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Prejudice weakens sound minority policy

Published: 2013-03-14 6:13:01 PM

We need more wisdom to tackle problems concerning ethnic minority groups and should uphold the basic principle of maintaining national solidarity.

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Govt reshuffle aimed at better service

Published: 2013-03-13 8:23:01 PM

The restructuring in 2008 left many problems related to the transition of power unsolved, and we should learn lessons from the previous restructuring and make early preparations for possible obstacles.

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Obstacles can't block HK-mainland ties

Published: 2013-03-12 6:48:01 PM

It's an undeniable fact that Hong Kong and the mainland have grown into an inseparable community, and our common interests are much bigger than divergences.

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Slander doesn’t help build political process

Published: 2013-03-12 6:38:01 PM

It is undeniable that the electoral system of the people’s congress is not impeccable, and the system requires a gradual process of reforms.

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China can’t afford to neglect borderlands

Published: 2013-03-11 6:28:01 PM

Through more communication, inland residents could better understand the efforts that various ethnic groups make to safeguard our territory and build the frontier, arousing more respect for people living in frontier regions.

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Fighting vested interests will provide real challenge for incoming leaders

Published: 2013-03-10 4:43:01 PM

Any reform is obviously going to create losers as well as winners, especially since there are powerful vested interests that are doing very well out of the status quo.

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PLA budget growth and Pentagon cuts suit both countries’ needs

Published: 2013-03-07 6:23:01 PM

China is still facing a period of important strategic opportunities, which means it still believes peace and development are the themes of the times, and it will not be confronted with a large-scale war.

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China's strategic edge will be blunted without further reform

Published: 2013-03-06 6:03:02 PM

I am hopeful that China's new leaders will seize the moment and move ahead aggressively with new pro-consumption reforms.

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Two sessions a good time to clear the air

Published: 2013-03-05 8:23:01 PM

The last of the fireworks have been set off, the long migration back from home to the big cities has taken place, people have settled back into work, and I’m getting the first inkling that the temperature is picking up and soon my sweat-drenched body will be a source of amazement and disgust all over town. That means it must be time for the annual gathering of China’s shakers and movers: the two sessions.

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CPPCC can offer Hong Kong greater voice on mainland

Published: 2013-03-05 7:33:01 PM

Both Hong Kong and the mainland are to blame for the increasing conflicts, but we should avoid exaggerating the conflicts and should tolerate each other.

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Leadership points way for national rise

Published: 2013-03-04 6:03:00 PM

China has to have tremendous patience, since there may be many countries with concerns on China's rise.

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Two sessions must prioritize proposals

Published: 2013-03-04 12:10:00 AM

Awareness among Chinese people about their rights is awakening. Compared to people's expectations, improvements have come too late for some.

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New policies targeting housing prices ‘contradictory’, says media

Published: 2013-03-03 6:59:27 PM

The State Council issued strict measures to cool down rising real estate prices on March 1 before the annual Two Sessions.

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Xi has unique chance to offer truly transformative leadership

Published: 2013-03-03 6:28:01 PM

With so many State entities and Party officials having benefited from their privileged positions, it is the potential for personal gain that is holding needed reforms hostage.

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More bureaucracy won’t hasten reform

Published: 2013-03-03 5:13:01 PM

Adding an intermediary agency between the State Council and functional ministries and commissions can do more harm than good.

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Escape middle-income trap to achieve social fairness, sustainable development

Published: 2013-03-03 4:54:38 PM

China has transformed from a borderline to a middle-income country thanks to its 30 years of reform and opening-up, and is striving to build an all-round well-off society.

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A beautiful China also world's common desire

Published: 2013-03-03 11:08:41 AM

At the beginning of this year, just before the annual gathering of Chinese lawmakers and political advisors, an area of more than 1 million square km in east China was blanketed by heavy smog.

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How will stricter control affect China's property market?

Published: 2013-03-03 9:23:12 AM

China issued stricter measures Friday to cool the heated property sector before the annual parliament session, amid public hope of pulling down soaring home prices.

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China's reform roadmap gets clearer

Published: 2013-03-03 9:16:19 AM

Chinese government departments will be put in the hot seat in the upcoming fortnight as political advisors and legislators will push them to implement the reform consensus cemented by the new leadership of the ruling party.

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New glories for China in striving for nat'l renewal

Published: 2013-03-02 5:50:56 PM

China's upcoming "two sessions" will hold high the great banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics and adhere to the Scientific Outlook on Development to score new glories in realizing the "Chinese dream."

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PLA deputies to national legislature more diverse

Published: 2013-03-01 9:20:14 AM

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has elected 268 people -- a younger group that includes more women and grassroots soldiers -- to the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature.

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NPC can play bigger role in reform

Published: 2013-02-27 11:53:01 PM

The rise of the Internet and social diversity has promoted the realization of the two sessions' functions in terms of public participation and discussion of political affairs.

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CPC committee to discuss overhaul of departmental system

Published: 2013-02-26 6:44:00 PM

<span style="font-family: arial;">A draft proposal on institutional restructuring and functional transformation of the State Council will be discussed at the ongoing Second Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, which kicked off on Tuesday, according to media reports.</span>

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Judge reform by quality, not quantity

Published: 2013-02-26 12:03:01 AM

Successful reforms China had in the past years are based on China’s own problems and situations. Reforms are never meant to create a sensation.

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Ultimatum pits banks against govt

Published: 2013-02-05 10:43:01 PM

During recent Two Sessions meetings in Zhejiang Province, an official from Wenzhou was quoted as saying that if banks continue to withhold loans from local businesses, the government will withhold deposits from banks.

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Missionary work in Internet era calls for new management style

Published: 2013-01-20 10:23:01 PM

Electronic religious activities have broken through the limitations of traditional religious activities that were previously carried out in monasteries and churches.

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China turns new page in political openness

Published: 2012-12-25 12:24:00 PM

China's politics promotes a low-key principle, the influence of which is ubiquitous. But such a principle should not conflict with the public's right to know.

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Chinese Media Digest - Monday, December 24

Published: 2012-12-24 7:48:19 PM

Keywords: Candid profiles of top CPC leadership mark media first, New regulations to nix lavish military banquets, New cyber-crime law could out anonymous tipsters

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