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Guardian | Nov 25, 2011

Communisty party top brass depart from tight-lipped unity as politburo gears up for change in 2012There is no parliamentary cut-and-thrust; there are no televised debates or florid, adversarial rhetoric. But China's leaders are engaged in a vigorous debate about the country's direction as they jockey for position before next year's transition of power to a new generation. And, in a rare departure from the disciplined displays of unity that characterise the communist elite, they are beginning to air their differences in public."The gap between people holding different opinions is pretty...

People's Daily | Nov 25, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Spokesmen from China's central and provincial governments finished a three-day training program on Friday that was designed to teach them how to cope with emergencies.

The program, organized by the State Council Information Office, aimed to improve the way government spokesmen handle news releases in times of emergencies, according to Wang Guoqing, the deputy head of the office.

During the program, the spokesmen discussed experiences and lessons learned from re ...

People's Daily | Nov 25, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- In response to public suspicion stoked by recent dumpling contamination scandals, China's Ministry of Health on Thursday said the new food safety standard for flash-frozen dumplings did not show signs of leniency.

The Ministry introduced the new food safety standard on flash-frozen dough or rice products on Thursday.

The Ministry has been accused of loosening scrutiny over a disease-generating bacteria in such foods, staphylococcus aureus, or golden staph, whic ...

People's Daily | Nov 25, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday started to solicit public input for a regulation that will change the way personnel management is conducted in the country's public institutions.

Posted on the official website of the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council, the draft regulation stresses efforts to streamline the recruitment and evaluation of personnel in public institutions in a more transparent and efficient manner.

According to the draft rules, posts in public insti ...

People's Daily | Nov 25, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- China's Supreme People's Court vowed to harshly crack down on bribery, abuse of power and malpractice in food safety cases as such illegalities have become top concerns for Chinese people.

Chinese courts at all levels had heard 173 cases and sentenced 255 people in relation to the production and sale of unsafe food in the first ten months of this year, Sun Jungong, spokesman of the Supreme People's Court (SPC), said Thursday.

"China has seen a growing number of ...

People's Daily | Nov 25, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Liu Yunshan, the head of the publicity department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met on Thursday with a delegation from Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Worker's Party of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

During the meeting, Liu said the CPC and the Chinese government value their friendship with the DPRK and are committed to developing friendly relations with the DPRK.

China is willi ...

People's Daily | Nov 25, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Xi Jinping on Wednesday stressed the training of newly inaugurated officials during this year's local leadership reshuffling.

As officials at local levels were reorganized this year, a number of new leaders took office. It's imperative to build their leadership capacity as well as to make them excellent Party members, Xi, who is the member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Com ...

People's Daily | Nov 25, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has urged an ongoing discipline inspection to be detailed and comprehensive in order to promote an incorrupt work style among Party officials.

He Yong, deputy secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, made the remarks Wednesday at a meeting on the implementation of various rules for CPC officials to maintain an irreproachable work style.

According to He, a nationwide campaign for P ...

People's Daily | Nov 25, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has urged an ongoing discipline inspection to be detailed and comprehensive in order to promote an incorrupt work style among Party officials.

He Yong, deputy secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, made the remarks Wednesday at a meeting on the implementation of various rules for CPC officials to maintain an irreproachable work style.

According to He, a nationwide campaign for P ...

People's Daily | Nov 25, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin on Wednesday called for greater efforts in the training of non-Communist talents so as to boost the system of multi-party cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made the remarks while addressing delegates at a meeting on training non-Communist people of influ ...

People's Daily | Nov 25, 2011

CHANGSHA, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Zhou Qiang was elected secretary of the Hunan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday.

The election was held at the first plenary session of the 10th CPC Hunan Provincial Committee.

Born in 1960 in Huangmei county, Hubei province, Zhou graduated from the Southwest College of Political Science and Law with a Master of Laws degree in 1985.

He worked in the Ministry of Justice from 1985 to 1995, and then at the Secretariat of th ...

People's Daily | Nov 25, 2011

HONG KONG - The concept of "One Country, Two Systems" has succeeded remarkably well, exceeding all expectations for Hong Kong, Chief Executive Donald Tsang told China Daily in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.

"For someone like me, who served in government before and after 1997, it is a remarkable achievement, recognized by the rest of the world," Tsang said as he reflected on the city's progress since the 1997 handover.

"Many people, including myself, expressed concern whether this polic ...

People's Daily | Nov 25, 2011

BEIJING - Funding by Western nations to help developing countries fight climate change is more important than ever, even though money may be short due to the financial crisis, China's top climate change official said.

The bleak global economic outlook and various policy positions held by some nations have lowered expectations for climate talks in Durban, South Africa, starting on Monday.

"Western countries are facing difficulties," Xie Zhenhua, vice-minister of the National Development an ...

People's Daily | Nov 25, 2011

SHIJIAZHUANG, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Zhang Qingli was elected secretary of of the Hebei Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Tuesday.

Zhang, 60, was elected to the post at the first plenary session of the

8th CPC Hebei Provincial Committee.

He had worked as acting Party chief and Party chief of Tibet in southwest China from November 2005 to August this year.

He was appointed by the CPC Central Committee as Party chief of Hebei Province in north China in August. ...

People's Daily | Nov 25, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- The China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said Tuesday the country has begun establishing its emergency alert publishing system to ensure residents get timely warnings about natural disasters, accidents, public health events and social security issues.

The publishing system, a key part of the country's emergency response system, will be initially set up in 11 provincial-level regions, including Beijing, Hebei, Anhui, and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, said ...

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