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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Marathon budget protest could finish by end of the month

    Posted May 14th 2014, 03:38pm by Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong

    ... Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong Officials from more than 80 departments and bureaus meet to thrash out contingency plans as lawmakers wade through amendments Crisis talks over filibuster fiscal cliff Senior officials prepared yesterday for crisis talks over the budget-bill filibuster amid warnings of a "fiscal cliff" looming next month if the bill is not passed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1512033/marathon-budget-protest-could-finish-end-month
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Legco head calls meeting on budget filibustering

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, JOSHUA BUT, Tony Cheung

    ... Colleen Lee, Joshua But and Tony Cheung Discussion expected to focus on how to cut short pan-democrats' delaying tactics Legco chief calls meeting on budget filibustering Filibustering over the budget bill could soon come to an end after Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing holds a closed-door meeting with lawmakers on Friday. The discussion on how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1226294/legco-head-calls-meeting-budget-filibustering
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco president Jasper Tsang looks for rule change to end filibusters

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 05:09am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Tsang says delaying tactics could be halted by letting lawmakers put forward closure motion Bust the filibusters, says Legco chief Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing is pressing for action to find a way to cut short filibusters, the delaying tactics used by lawmakers to block government proposals. He has called for a meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1409318/legco-president-jasper-tsang-looks-rule-change-end-filibusters
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Budget vote to go ahead after Legco chief ends filibuster

    Posted May 14th 2013, 03:20pm

    ... The marathon debate on the budget bill finally ended after Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing cut off a filibuster on Tuesday afternoon. The budget bill and some 710 amendments will now be put to a vote after legislators return from a break later on Tuesday. The almost two-week-long filibuster was launched by four radical lawmakers from People Power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1237565/budget-vote-go-ahead-after-legco-chief-ends-filibuster
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Queen Mary Hospital to get HK$1.6b overhaul as Legco says 'yes' in dying seconds of meeting

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:39pm by Tony Cheung, Ada Lee

    ... strong hope among our health-care workers." The backlog of requests before the committee was made worse by pan-democrats' filibuster in protest at funding for a contentious plan ... not assign blame for the delay to 17 proposals. "Is it the filibustering or the political climate? It's difficult for me to say, [but] the public can think about it," he said. Former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552690/hk16b-proposal-queen-mary-hospital-reconstruction-hangs-balance
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by STAFF

    ...   Lawmakers reply on filibuster rules Today is the deadline for Hong Kong's legislative councillors to return questionnaires on how they would deal with filibusters under Legco's rules of procedure. There have been calls for the rules to be toughened to deal with the kind of filibuster that delayed the passage of the budget this year and last. Pro-government legislators tend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530389/talking-points
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chief executive again denies problem between executive and legislature

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by TONY LEUNG

    ... repeatedly used filibustering to stop other lawmakers from scrutinising, approving or vetoing the government's proposals and motions." He was referring to radical pan-democrats' threat to stage more filibusters if the government refused to remove funding applications for its controversial waste infrastructure plans. But Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing said that if the chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549890/chief-executive-again-denies-problem-between-executive-and
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Further sessions called to clear backlog of Legco funding requests

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... before the legislature ceases operation for its summer recess. The suggestion was met with threats from radical pan-democratic lawmakers to stage more filibustering if the government refused ... not rule out any means, including filibustering, to stop the committee approving the funds for those projects. "We will let the items pass that were listed before the waste infrastructure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549166/further-sessions-called-clear-backlog-legco-funding-requests
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Lawmakers round on government's planned new technology bureau

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Questions raised about structure while radicals plan filibuster of funding application Lawmakers round on planned tech bureau The Leung Chun-ying administration's plan to establish a technology bureau could again be jeopardised by a filibuster, while lawmakers of all stripes have questioned its proposed structure. League of Social Democrats chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482427/lawmakers-round-governments-planned-new-technology-bureau
  10. Comment - Letters

    Aggressive behaviour in Legco chamber is not acceptable

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:19am by LETTERS

    ... Aggressive behaviour in Legco chamberis not acceptable Over the past two years, the debate on the annual budget bill has been characterised by radical lawmakers' filibustering ... filibustering can be and has been. The result of a recent survey showed public disapproval of this tactic. I also detest the lawmakers using this to achieve their so-called intended outcome. I do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1529593/aggressive-behaviour-legco-chamber-not-acceptable

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