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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 16, 2014

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:03am by LETTERS

    ... and their politically motivated filibuster tactics. Their activities are likely to do more harm than good to the local community, already affected by conflicts and a lack of peace and order. If politics means ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Policy address revives plan for technology bureau

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Staff Reporters

    ... a filibuster against them. But he said his latest proposal had the support of a majority of lawmakers. "Hong Kong needs sustained economic growth to address issues such as poverty, housing, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Legco approves HK$100m Sichuan quake donation

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 05:41pm by Colleen Lee, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... The legislature approved a controversial HK$100 million government donation to official Sichuan earthquake relief efforts yesterday, despite earlier worries over a possible filibuster ... the vote" but did not because he wanted to save his efforts for the budget debate. Wong is one of four legislators who have filibustered to delay passage of the government's budget. Chief ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers move 110 motions to delay debate on old-age allowance

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Democrats, and the Labour Party's Dr Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung conducted the filibuster in the meeting of Legco's finance committee while protesters demonstrated outside. They moved 110 ... time." Leung insisted that the filibuster was necessary even though it would delay payment of the new allowance to the elderly. "The old people cannot be selfish," he said. "If ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How democracy changed Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by Regina Ip

    ... Alas, with the current lawmakers taking to new levels their skills in fruit-throwing, filibustering, and seeking powers and privileges to investigate the government, one cannot but note, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Bid to limit Hong Kong government's power over stamp duty heads for defeat

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:47am by Stuart Lau

    ... a loophole developers could exploit. "If the tax changes went through positive vetting... and someone filibustered out of self-interest, developers could put up new flats for sale within a short ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lam 'fears effect of pension surrender'

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Leung and the Labour Party's Dr Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung launched a filibuster at the Legco's Finance Committee meeting while protesters demonstrated outside. They moved 110 motions ... 130 motions for amendments to be dealt with tomorrow, while Leung refused to disclose how many more motions he planned to move. "I have heard many old people telling me not to filibuster ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Soccer academy farce another example of how difficult it is to get things done in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... warned Hong Kong was falling behind other mainland cities like Shanghai due to Legco dragging its feet over development. With our policymakers filibustering and with all this bureaucracy to go ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 4, 2014

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by LETTERS

    ... legislative councillors, who are supposed to look after workers’ rights, not pushing the authorities for action? Unionist lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan and his cohorts should spend less time filibustering ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    New 70-member Legco shows little appetite for legislators' traditional scrutinising role

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... proposed hundreds of amendments as part of a filibuster. In 2008-09, where there were no filibusters, there were 11 amendments offered to the bill. Kwok had attempted to insert a clause in the Air ...




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