National people's Congress

China Communist Party meet's 5-point agenda: Win over coronavirus, Hong Kong's control, no GDP target, defence budget hike, economy

China's annual Parliament session commenced on Friday (May 22) at the Great Hall of People in Beijing amid coronavirus pandemic that has claimed 4,634 lives in the Communist nation where the deadly virus emerged in December 2019. 

May 23, 2020, 00:55 AM IST

China skips announcement of national defence budget

China's development will pose no threat to any other nation, a top official said today as the country for the first time in recent years skirted the customary announcement of its national defence budget ahead of its annual parliament meeting.

Mar 04, 2018, 16:40 PM IST

China defence spending to rise `around 7%`: Official

The actual number for defence spending will be released on Sunday, when China`s largely rubber-stamp Parliament begins its annual session.

Mar 04, 2017, 10:09 AM IST

China's parliament to meet 1st time after Xi made core leader

China's annual political season will begin tomorrow, the first since President Xi Jinping was elevated as the "core leader" of the ruling Communist party.

Mar 02, 2017, 19:01 PM IST

China's parliament to begin annual session from March 3

China's annual parliament session will open next week for the first time since President Xi Jinping was named "core leader" of the ruling Communist Party last year, placing him on par with party founder Mao Zedong.

Feb 26, 2017, 20:34 PM IST

900 mn Chinese to vote in grassroots elections for lawmakers

China today said over 900 million voters are expected to directly elect more than 2.5 million lawmakers in county and township elections to be held this year.

Mar 09, 2016, 18:34 PM IST

43 Chinese lawmakers resigned, 27 dismissed for graft

Forty-three Chinese lawmakers had resigned and 27 others dismissed in the last three years? for graft charges under President Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption in the Communist nation, a senior official said today.

Mar 04, 2016, 14:02 PM IST

2-child policy only after Parliament approval: China

The one-child policy was introduced in the late 1970s to rein in the surging population by limiting most urban couples to one child.

Nov 02, 2015, 13:07 PM IST

China's Xi carries out biggest reshuffle as CPC leaders meet

 In an "extremely rare" reshuffle, more than half senior officials of China's ruling Communist Party were removed or moved to new positions as it kicked off a four-day meet today to chart a blueprint for next five years to halt the slide of the world's second-largest economy.

Oct 26, 2015, 13:19 PM IST

Zhang Dejiang pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

China's Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang on Monday paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

Jun 15, 2015, 11:24 AM IST

China draft law lets foreign NGOs open offices with govt OK

The Chinese legislature has amended a draft law on international non-governmental organisations to give them special permission to set up branches in China, after an earlier draft sparked concerns of a crackdown.

Apr 24, 2015, 13:52 PM IST

China has host of policies to halt GDP slide: Premier Li

China's economy is facing considerable pressure due to the slowdown but the government has a host of policies to halt the slide, Premier Li Keqiang today said as he tried to allay fears about flagging growth in the world's second largest economy.

Mar 15, 2015, 16:55 PM IST

'China convicted over 700 for secessionist activities in 2014'

 China convicted and sentenced more than 700 people for instigating separatism and terrorism last year, mainly in the Muslim-dominated volatile Xinjiang region where militants linked with al-Qaeda have carried out attacks.

Mar 12, 2015, 14:21 PM IST

China faces arduous task of ensuring employment

 China is facing a daunting task of ensuring jobs to over 15 million students this year as the economic slowdown cast a shadow on employment opportunities.

Mar 10, 2015, 13:34 PM IST

China says progress made in Silk Road projects

Claiming success in its new phase of neighbourhood diplomacy, China on Thursday said progress has been made in its ambitious 'Silk Road' and 'Maritime Silk Road' projects.

Mar 05, 2015, 17:13 PM IST

China grants citizens right to sue govt over land acquisition

China has granted citizens the power to sue the government if it fails to pay proper compensation, relenting for the first time to growing resentment over land acquisition.

Nov 02, 2014, 14:12 PM IST

Major irregularities in bank loans in China: Auditors

State-owned Chinese banks granted loans worth USD 4.6 billion without proper procedures or necessary guarantees, auditors said Thursday, amid fears of a banking crisis due to bad debts.

Jun 27, 2013, 21:54 PM IST