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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmaker Dennis Kwok to oppose proposed curbs on filibusters

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to oppose curbs on filibusters New legal-sector lawmaker Dennis Kwok Wing-hang says he is ready to challenge any effort by the pro-government camp to prevent filibustering by tightening the Legco ... restructuring plan from being passed before the end of the last Legco session. While acknowledging that filibusters "come at a heavy price", Kwok said any tightening of the rules would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1042589/lawmaker-dennis-kwok-oppose-proposed-curbs-filibusters
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Radicals' grounds not reason enough to hold up Legco, poll finds

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:16am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Radical lawmakers' grounds not reason enough to hold up Legco proceedings using filibusters, two-thirds of people in CUHK survey say Delaying tactics find scant support Two-thirds of residents disagree with the grounds radical pan-democratic lawmakers have cited in launching filibusters in the legislature, a Chinese University poll shows. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520656/radicals-grounds-not-reason-enough-hold-legco-poll-finds
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    I may quit in 2016 if reform is vetoed, says lawmaker Lam Tai-fai

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Tony Cheung, Peter So

    ... if the reform failed. "If there is more filibustering in Legco … and if we are just spending our time pressing buttons, I'm [worried] whether I'm really doing [anything]," Lam said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593376/i-may-quit-2016-if-reform-vetoed-says-lawmaker-lam-tai-fai
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by STAFF

    ... We are slowly but surely moving towards a second cold war, which no one needs Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev warns of a new conflict with the West   Setting a time cap is not … depriving lawmakers of their right to monitor the government Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing moves to curb filibustering   Forget about playing golf at the highest level. I couldn't get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1516702/who-said-it
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:35am by STAFF

    ... If the members have fully followed the rules of procedure, I must allow them to speak Legco President Jasper Tsang Yok-sing on filibustering during the budget bill debate   I believe the time has come for … a serious effort to see which big ideas will renew America for our sakes, for our children and, yes, for our future grandchildren Hillary Rodham Clinton   I think the key ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1514557/who-said-it
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    John Tsang calls for support on bill to exchange tax data

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... lawmaker Sin Chung-kai said he would not vow to boycott or filibuster the bill before looking into its details. The pan-democrats are protesting against Beijing's restrictive framework ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597585/john-tsang-calls-protesting-pan-democrats-support-bill-automatic
  8. News - World - US POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    US Senate's curb on filibusters over presidential appointments branded 'dangerous'

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 03:28am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Washington Curb on filibusters slammed as 'dangerous' The Democratic-controlled US Senate, in a historic and bitterly fought rule change, have stripped Republicans of their ability to block Barack Obama's judicial and executive branch nominees by limiting the use of filibusters. Obama will get a short-term lift, but over the immediate horizon, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1363265/us-senates-curb-filibusters-over-presidential-appointments-branded
  9. 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
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... pits often to be with miner brothers Li Xiaopeng, son of former premier Li Peng, on his promotion to Shanxi governor   I've discovered that there are some limits to filibustering, and I am going to have to take care of one of those US Senator Rand Paul ends a 13-hour filibuster ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1185784/who-said-it

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