Li Lanqing, vice premier of the State Council, on January
29 called on four veteran Chinese scientists to extend greeting
for the coming Spring Festival that begins on February 16 this
The four scientists, Wu Yingkai, Wang Daheng, Lin
Lanying and Peng Huanwu, were academicians at the Chinese
Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
An electoral council responsible for electing Macao
deputies to the Ninth National People's Congress (NPC) will be
established in the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR)
after its return to China on December 20, 1999.