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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Meeting budget deadline impossible, Jasper Tsang warns

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Meeting budget deadline impossible, Tsang warns The budget bill could not be passed by Wednesday even if the weeks-long filibuster ended, Legislative Council ... unless the four filibustering lawmakers withdrew the 700 amendments delaying it. Otherwise, even if the filibuster ended- an option legislators are expected to discuss today- the proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236339/meeting-budget-deadline-impossible-jasper-tsang-warns
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibuster in Hong Kong's legislative assembly divides lawmakers, public

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... locked into filibuster frustration The original filibusters were pirates, not politicians, terrorising the cities of the West Indies and inciting revolts in Latin America. Since the term ... heroes providing an essential check and balance on power or villains intent on wrecking civilised society. In Hong Kong, a recent filibuster led by radical lawmakers, including "Long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1242169/use-filibuster-hks-legislative-assembly-divides-lawmakers-public
  3. News - Hong Kong

    No rule to follow to end filibusters in HK's Legislative Council

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

    ... Joshua But and Tony Cheung What happens when there is no rule to follow? The filibuster has been part of the Hong Kong political scene for more than a decade, but despite the stalling tactic being used three times in the past year, the Legislative Council's rules of procedure show little sign of catching up. Last week, when attempts to filibuster the budget bill were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1242168/no-rule-follow-end-filibusters-hks-legislative-council
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ending budget filibuster was Legco's darkest day

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... Legco's darkest day when he pulled plug on budget filibuster On Tuesday, the president of the Legislative Council, Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, finally ended 60 hours of filibustering on the budget bill ... liaison office in Hong Kong, Tsang had to toe the line and fulfil a political mission, which meant that ending the filibuster was inevitable. Even though his actions seemed to be based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1239093/ending-budget-filibuster-was-legcos-darkest-day
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pan-democrats lost credibility by staying silent during filibuster

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says that by sitting on their hands during the latest Legco filibuster, pan-democrat lawmakers lost all political credibility Silent partners When the radicals made ... pads for bananas now accommodate filibusters. By the look of things today, the only people they seem to have deterred are the pan-democrats, whose eerie silence during the latest filibuster ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1246650/pan-democrats-lost-credibility-staying-silent-during
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Opinion divided as Legco chief cuts off filibuster debate on budget bill

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... as Legco chief cuts off filibuster Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing ruled yesterday that weeks of filibustering by radical lawmakers to block passage of the budget bill had to end by 1pm today. His decision to axe the debate, however, has sparked controversy over the use of his power. Pan-democrats- including those who distanced themselves from the filibustering- accused him ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1237110/opinion-divided-legco-chief-cuts-filibuster-debate-budget-bill
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tsang's deadline ends filibuster and bill delay

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... deadline ends filibuster and bill delay All 710 amendments to the budget bill- mostly filed by four radical pan-democrats as part of a filibuster- were vetoed in the Legislative Council last night ... there was no rule to follow about ending a debate in a filibuster so setting a deadline was "the only appropriate course of action in accordance with the Basic Law and the council's rules ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1239164/tsangs-deadline-ends-filibuster-and-bill-delay
  8. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO

    No winners as Legco filibuster comes to an end

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com No winners as filibuster comes to an end Lawmakers across the political spectrum said yesterday that no one stood to gain after an 11-day debate triggered by radical legislators' filibustering came to an end. Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing's move to halt the filibuster over the budget bill was nevertheless met ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1237888/filibuster-comes-end-many-feel-legcos-reputation-has-suffered
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Filibuster saga a reminder that democracy is a messy business

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip Regina Ip says the Legco president's balancing act during the lengthy and disruptive filibuster saga was a timely reminder of the true nature of a democratic style ... management, setting limits for debates at different stages of the legislative process, and brought it to an end on May 21. As the filibuster dragged on, citizens watched the farcical process ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1246079/filibuster-saga-reminder-democracy-messy-business
  10. 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

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