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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Politics rears head in HKDSE exam

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Liberal studies paper challenges pupils' views on city's democracy battle and filibuster tactics Politics rears head in HKDSE exam Candidates faced a political challenge in the latest liberal studies exams, when they were asked to give their views on the impact of filibuster campaigns in the Legislative Council and the reasons ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legco gridlock a disaster of our own making

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... criticise some members of that camp when they deserve it. The ongoing filibuster of the budget, for example, is senseless and a waste of time. But the administration must accept its share ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers' bid to amend the milk ban lapses

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

    ... president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing dismissed hopes that a looming filibuster on the budget debate could be greatly shortened by grouping hundreds of amendments according to the affected government ... People Power lawmaker Raymond Chan Chi-chuen, one of four radicals behind the filibuster attempt, called for lawmakers to be summoned and only 24 of the 70 showed up- short of the 35-member ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's liberal studies exams are for probing minds

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... exam, the Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education, has included such previously taboo topics as the June 4, 1989 crackdown and the filibuster campaign in the legislature by some pan-democrats ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 4, 2014

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:26am by LETTERS

    ... Such an ill-considered HK$29 billion plan deserves to be filibustered and defeated at Legco's finance committee. Charlie Chan, Mid-Levels   Risk from incinerator may be greater I agree with the letter ...

  7. Pause in hostilities for president's birthday

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... decision to kill a filibuster after an all-night debate in the Legco chamber. Tsang had approved the overnight meeting that started on Wednesday morning to debate a controversial bill on scrapping ... ticked towards midnight, Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan- who had joined the filibuster- raised a motion to suspend the debate. Tsang announced a short break so that he could consider ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The politics of self-interest rules in Hong Kong

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by Philip Bowring

    ... stonewalls, meanwhile blaming delays on the legislature. That is not to defend the legislator silliness that gives representative government a bad name. Filibustering is not a right, but a dubious ...

  10. 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, ...




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