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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Overhaul voting for trade-based seats: David Akers-Jones

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT, Gary Cheung

    ... it will be the same as we have now and filibustering will come up again." Akers-Jones also urged the government to launch a public consultation on the upcoming political reforms immediately. He rejected ...

  2. Conspicuous by their ABSENCE

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as they returned him to the seat,' Li said. 'Maybe their standard in picking lawmakers differs from that of the general public.' Some legislators say a filibuster by radical pan-democratic ... in by-elections. A total of 1,300 amendments to the bill were tabled, more than 1,200 submitted by People Power Legco member Albert Chan Wai-yip, and the filibuster threatened to derail government's ...

  3. Lawmakers should be known by the company they keep

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be a part-time activity. When Li used the phrase 'waste of time', he may have been thinking of how he had to go into Legco at odd hours during the filibuster of the government's bill ...

  4. Election Notebook

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... asked about their views on the copyright amendment ordinance, which could have criminalised parodies had it made it through the filibuster-slowed final session of the last legislature. However, ...

  5. Why Article 23 and an open vote belong together

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... except the biggest July 1 march in our history and a filibuster that could last for months. Each side may take some consolation in the words of Mary Poppins: a spoonful of sugar helps ...



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