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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Logistics firms eye artificial island at HK-Zhuhai-Macau bridge

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by FANNY FUNG

    ... and expected to be done by September 2016. Its application for HK$62 million to fund the project has yet to be approved by the Legislative Council because of filibustering of earlier funding requests.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554240/logistics-firms-eye-artificial-island-hk-zhuhai-macau-bridge
  5. 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
  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

    End in sight to epic budget debate

    Posted May 31st 2014, 03:32am by Tony Cheung

    ... that the government will run out of cash due to a filibuster by radical pan-democrats demanding universal pensions and cash handouts for the public. The meeting ended at 11pm with all but 56 ... Stockholm syndrome? Are we starting to fall in love with the filibustering lawmakers?" Jasper Tsang Yok-sing joked as the meeting ended. More than 250 amendments were voted down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522139/end-sight-epic-budget-debate
  8. 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
  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. 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

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