China unveils lineup of top political advisors

China unveils lineup of top political advisors

Some well-known names in China’s cabinet, including central banker Zhou Xiaochuan, and senior provincial officials, on Monday entered leadership of the country’s top political advisory body. The leaders that comprises a chairman and 23 vice chairpersons were elected by members of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Yu Zhengsheng, 67, […]

CPPCC’s new leader vows not to copy Western political systems

The newly-elected leader of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) pledged Tuesday that China will not copy Western political systems under any circumstances. “We need to steadfastly uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), adhere to and improve the system of multiparty cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the […]

CPPCC’s new leader rejects Western political systems, champions consultative democracy

CPPCC’s new leader rejects Western political systems, champions consultative democracy

The newly-elected leader of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) pledged Tuesday that China will promote consultative democracy and will not copy Western political systems under any circumstances. “We need to steadfastly uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), adhere to and improve the system of multiparty cooperation and political consultation […]

U.S. slaps fresh sanctions on DPRK bank, individuals

The Obama administration on Monday slapped fresh sanctions on a primary foreign exchange bank and four individuals in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for their alleged role in the Asian country’s nuclear and missile programs. The Department of Treasury blacklisted the Foreign Trade Bank ( FTB) in Pyongyang and Paek Se-Bong, chairman of […]

EU strengthens sanctions against Iran

The European Union (EU) on Monday decided to strengthened its sanctions against Iran. Following a review, Foreign Ministers of the 27-member bloc met in Brussels decided to prolong the EU restrictive measures in response to “serious human rights violations in Iran” by 12 months. The EU also added nine persons responsible for the alleged human […]

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died Tuesday in a military hospital in Caracas, Vice President Nicols Maduro announced on the national radio and television. With tears in his eyes, Mature addressed Venezuelans from the Doctor Carlos Arvelo military hospital, where Chavez passed his last two weeks after he came back from Cuba on Feb. 18. “At […]

Annual sessions to advance China’s reform, development: overseas media

Overseas media commented that the two ongoing political sessions in Beijing will be of great significance to the China’s development and prosperity, as they are striving to advance its process of reform and sustainable economic development. The 12th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s legislature, opened its first annual session Tuesday, and the Chinese People’s Political […]

Xi orders courage to help deepen reforms

Xi orders courage to help deepen reforms

Communist Party of China (CPC) chief Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for courage like “wading through a dangerous shoal” to help deepen reforms in the country’s development. While joining national legislators from China’s economic hub of Shanghai to deliberate the government work report, Xi compared the difficulty facing the country’s deepened reform and opening up […]

China ups spending related to quality of life

China’s central budget for 2013 features notable spending increases in areas closely related to quality of life, including education, healthcare, social security and public housing. Government spending on medical and health care increased by 27.1 percent year on year to 260.25 billion yuan (41.31 billion U.S. dollars), according to the central budget report submitted to […]

Xi Jinping elected as deputy to new national legislature

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, was elected as a deputy to the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC), the NPC Standing Committee confirmed Wednesday. The other six members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, […]