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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Filibuster brings opportunity to think outside box

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... Elizabeth Wong Out politicians must find new ways to deal with balancing interests and meeting demands Filibuster brings opportunity to think outside box The Chinese equivalent of "filibuster" is Libo , meaning "stretching the cloth". This translation gives an image of fluff and flannel, not exactly the stuff of gravitas. Yet, nothing could be more serious than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1239170/filibuster-brings-opportunity-think-outside-box
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pan-democrats should scrap the tired tactic of filibustering

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Scrap tired tactic of filibustering A political issue has, at long last, united pro-establishment lawmakers and mainstream pan-democrats in the legislature- the filibuster ... used filibusters to try to block a popular government plan to replace the "fruit money" of needy elderly with a higher monthly allowance of HK$2,200. Their objections delayed the new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1217812/pan-democrats-should-scrap-tired-tactic-filibustering
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    People Power warns of heavy tactics to get its point across in Legco

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Filibusters and 'bodily' actions just two of the tactics radical democrats may use to make their voices heard, says lawmaker Wong Yuk-man People Power lawmaker Wong Yuk-man has warned of disruptions in the new Legislative Council session. His group will launch filibusters over issues such as the old-age allowance and national education, and if legislators change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056508/people-power-warns-heavy-tactics-get-its-point-across-legco
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco president Japser Tsang defends actions in approving 710 amendments

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tsang Yok-sing said radical lawmakers' intention of filibustering, and its possible effects on the administration, were not on his mind when he approved 710 amendments to the budget bill ... the amendments as delaying tactics or [part of a] filibuster, the amendments should not be allowed," Tsang said. "But I must clarify that when we decide whether to approve amendments, we do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1220885/legco-president-japser-tsang-defends-actions-approving-710-amendments
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    People Power denies it is in crisis

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... political positions," he said, pointing to universal suffrage and filibustering. "So I don't see any possibility of us breaking up." But he admitted to having reservations about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1216910/people-power-denies-it-crisis
  6. News - Hong Kong - MONDAY PROFILE

    Mister Trouble Wong Yuk-man takes on status quo

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... to becoming "Mr filibuster", political journalists have never been short of headlines since he joined the Legislative Council in 2008. The latest episode to put Wong under the spotlight ... filibusters and Wong's decision to interrupt his oath earlier this month with strategic coughs. But his idealism has also caused internal turmoil. Last year he withdrew from the League, citing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1066648/mister-trouble-wong-yuk-man-takes-status-quo
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Maverick lawmaker abruptly quits People Power party he co-founded

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... their collaboration on a filibuster over the budget bill for the past three weeks. The fact that Wong quits People Power is going to deal a serious blow to the radical movement. It is also not doing any good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1242305/maverick-lawmaker-abruptly-quits-people-power-party-he-co-founded
  8. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO ELECTION 2012

    People Power and Neo Democrat radicals punish Democrats

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... for the administration. "They will make the most of Legco's rules to use tactics such as filibustering. Governance will be extra-hard for Leung Chun-ying, who already has a narrow mandate," Li ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1033670/people-power-and-neo-democrat-radicals-punish-democrats

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