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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's zero-risk election model will increase political divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung

    ... is that the framework has alienated even those pan-democrats who strongly advocate dialogue with Beijing. Some outside the camp have raised the possibility of more filibustering, hampering the government's ... pensions. Professor Ray Yep Kin-man, of City University's department of public policy, said: "Moderate pan-democrats … criticised radicals on some occasions for launching filibusters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583256/zero-risk-chief-executive-election-model-will-increase-political
  2. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    It's an old problem … how will we fund a universal pension?

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Tammy Tam

    ... business, unions, workers, bosses and especially lawmakers- needs to consider the pros and cons of this scheme. Over the years, we've seen various dramas and filibusters play out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582338/its-old-problem-how-will-we-fund-universal-pension
  3. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Tien's priorities: a case of natural selection?

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by STAFF

    ... filibustering? "Oh, we were not able to contact him," said Frederick Fung Kin-kee, convenor of the pan-democrats' weekly "lunch box" meetings. That afternoon, All Around Town had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577867/tiens-priorities-case-natural-selection
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 18, 2014

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by LETTERS

    ...   Disruptive filibustering unacceptable Some radical lawmakers, being diametrically opposed to the government, have adopted extreme tactics to disrupt meetings of the Legislative Council and hinder the lawmaking process. They have adopted filibustering tactics to obstruct the passage of legislation including the budget bill. They have also been guilty of unruly behaviour in the Legco chamber, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1575674/letters-editor-august-18-2014
  5. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Splashing cash on all that jazz but none for the elderly

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Michael Chugani

    ... questions and using filibusters to paralyse the Legislative Council? HK$87,450 a month. And perks? HK$191,610 a year in entertainment and travelling expenses; office expenses of HK$2.24 million; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572310/splashing-cash-all-jazz-none-elderly
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government officials using veil of secrecy to elude accountability

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:36pm by CK YEUNG

    ... columbaria under licensing control; Why the government would not re-juggle the Legislative Council Finance Committee's agenda in the face of a filibuster; The contents of the government's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1572154/government-officials-using-veil-secrecy-elude-accountability
  7. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Defector happy to be on the other side

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by STAFF

    ... threaten to paralyse Legco by filibustering. Joyce Ng   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567836/defector-happy-be-other-side
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    New-town fight raises intriguing legal issue

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... the new towns at Kwu Tong North and Fanling North. He will argue that Ng was wrong to bar his request to table some 14,000 motions in an attempted filibuster, and wants the vote quashed. The case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565682/new-town-fight-raises-intriguing-legal-issue
  9. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Democracy is worth fighting for, if only politicians knew how

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by PERRY LAM

    ... the filibustering, the name-calling, the swearing, the pelting, the glass-breaking and the use of the silliest of delaying tactics- begs the question: is there no end to this? If this is political theatre, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563634/democracy-worth-fighting-if-only-politicians-knew-how
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must impose checks on its pre-cooked meat imports

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:25pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says even the most radical lawmakers would not dare to filibuster legislation on pre-cooked meat in light of the Husi scandal Use public outrage to push through ... with McDonald's to push through legislation to plug the loophole over imported pre-cooked meat. This is an initiative that even the most radical lawmakers will not dare to filibuster. Albert Cheng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1563480/hong-kong-must-impose-checks-its-pre-cooked-meat-imports

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