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Weibo: Baidu, Xiaomi, TCL Leaders On Display At NPC

By Doug Young: Many of China's biggest tech leaders were chattering in cyberspace last week from Beijing, where they were gathered for this year's National People's Congress and the related Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), collectively known as the lianghui. Show More Summary

A Mysterious Puff of Smoke Takes Attention Away From China’s Annual Congress

Every March, China‘s top rulers gather at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People for meetings known as the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). They are tightly choreographed...Show More Summary

Yao Ming Campaigns to Lower Ivory Demand and End Sales

On March 3rd, former NBA star Yao Ming delivered a very important petition at the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultation Conference. Read More The post Yao Ming Campaigns to Lower Ivory Demand and End Sales appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Picture China: Feeding Swans, CCPPC Opens, Restaurant Explosion

The day's China news in pictures: a worker feeds whooper swans, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference opens, police investigate the site of a restaurant explosion and more.

The Chinese obsession with Korean Dramas is making bad Chinese TV look bad

6 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Days after a woman suffered a heart attack after staying up late to watch the hit Korean drama "My Love From the Star" (??????), Xu Qinsong, a Guangdong delegate to the CPPCC (Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference), stood...Show More Summary

China's Top Political Advisor Woos Spanish Senate to Ensure End of Tibet Lawsuit

Yu Zhengsheng (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, meets with Juan José Lucas (L), Deputy President of the Senate of Spain, in Beijing, Feb. 17, 2014. (Xinhua/Ding Lin) The...Show More Summary

Upholding Religious Freedom

Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook participates in the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing, China, in May 2013.  [State Department photo/ Public Domain] During my travels...Show More Summary

Luxury Goods Markets in Asia

As political season in China begins between the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, there have been concerns with the consumption of luxury goods. China has gone to extremes measures to prevent the issue of inequality by banning politicians to speak publicly about spending on luxury goods. Show More Summary

Photos: The many colours of Beijing's sky during the National People's Congress

These incredible photos show the vastly contrasting weather conditions during the two weeks in which both the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People's Congress (NPC) met in Beijing. [ more...

English in China #2

Whenever there's a major gathering in Beijing, such as the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Congress National Committee that has been going on these days, some top figure (politician, educator, or scholar) will be sure to take advantage of the [...]

Video: Expats’ Knowledge about China's Politics

Every March, thousands of “people's representatives” to the National People’s Congress (NPC) and members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) gather in Beijing for the “Two Sessions”. This year, State-run newspaper Global Times sent its reporters into the streets to ask random foreigners living in Beijing about their basic knowledge of China’s...

Mainland, HK Delegates To The NPC, CPPCC On The 2013 Forbes Billionaires List

Here’s a list of members of the 2013 Forbes Billionaires List from mainland and attending this month’s National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing. NPC:, Wahaha Group, $11.6 billion, No. 86 (See related story here),, $6.8 billion, No. 173 Wu Yajun,, $4.3 billion, No.299 Liu Yonghao, New [...]

New Clip of Chinese Official Throwing Epic Tantrum at Airport Gate After Missing Plane: VIDEO

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Last month I posted an amazing video of a Yan Linkun, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC) from Shizong county, Yunnan Province, destroying the airport gate after missing his plane last week. Yan had gone to...

Jackie Chan says Chinese law enforcement not strict enough

During a session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on Monday, comedy/action star Jackie Chan told a panel meeting that Chinese authorities were "too loose in law enforcement." [ more › ]

Checking in on the NPC & CPPCC 2013 Two Sessions

The annual Two Sessions (lianghui) summit of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is currently taking place in Beijing. Here is a brief summary of what has happened so far according to Xinhua (spoiler: not much). [ more › ]

China demonstrates short-term memory loss, puts Ling Jihua in vice chair bullpen

During the ongoing Two Sessions (lianghui) of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and National People's Congress (NPC), on Sunday in Beijing former Hu Jintao advisor and now defunct politician Ling Jihua was given a second chance. Show More Summary

Watch: The three issues that will dominate Two Sessions, at least behind the scenes

As this year's Two Sessions, the annual meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Reuters reports that three issues will dominate discussions "if not the official headlines". [ more › ]

Reuters 'Connected China' almost makes Chinese politics intelligible

Who the hell is Sun Jiazheng? Oh, he's the vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference! Track China's leaders and their careers, connections, and news appearances with Reuters' "Connected China" interactive flash app, and become the coolest guy at Politburo-themed parties. Uniform not included. [ more › ]

“Red descendants” at this year’s “two sessions”

2 years agoLocal Interest / China : Danwei

The annual session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), dubbed China’s leading political advisory body, commenced at the Great Hall of the People on Tiananmen Square in Beijing yesterday, and will run until 12 April. Show More Summary

CHINA TODAY: Two Important Meetings, 'Chinese Drones', Huwaei's Plan To Overtake Apple

Today is the start of about two weeks of the "Two Meetings". The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opens this morning, the National People's Congress (NPC) starts Tuesday. During these couple of weeks do notShow More Summary

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