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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... in Afghanistan.   Decision on filibuster Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing decides how to handle the radical pro-democracy lawmakers' filibuster on the budget bill as it enters its 10th day. Tsang said at the weekend he would discuss tactics on the filibuster today before restarting the session. Ministers have already nominated different services, from public health to electricity ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Buergin booked encounters with the girl through an escort agency using a false name, although the phone he used was traced to his former employer, UBS.   Protesters rally as filibuster continues Pro-government group Voice of Loving Hong Kong protests outside the Legislative Council headquarters in Admiralty as an attempt by radical lawmakers to filibuster the budget bill continues. Officials say ...




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