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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New rules on high-risk beauty procedures may take at least a year

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:15am by Emily Tsang

    ... one year for the law to take effect, as it would have to make its way through the Legislative Council. "As you know, there are often filibusters in Legco … and it is difficult to control ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by STAFF

    ... protesters. The committee has 18 funding requests to get through that were delayed by filibustering before the summer break, including those for two landfill extensions and a waste incinerator. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In battle against tax evasion, our reputation must come before politics

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... environment is important to its economy. It cannot afford to be seen as a tax haven by dragging its feet on this issue. Lawmakers should make it an exception to legislative boycotts or filibustering ...

  6. News - World - US POLITICS

    US Senator Ted Cruz resorts to filibuster to block Obamacare

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by NYT, Reuters, Bloomberg

    ... year. Cruz's lonely stand was not technically a filibuster. The first vote in a long process to get to a final showdown was set for yesterday, and Cruz cannot prevent that vote. Senior ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats try to delay funding requests amid electoral reform stand-off

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... 18 items carried over from its last session before the summer break, which had been marred by filibustering. Topping its agenda were five separate requests for funding for waste ...

  8. News - World - US POLITICS

    Democrats, Republicans reach deal on filibusters

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... Reuters in Washington Democrats drop plan to crack down on filibusters after Republicans agree not to use the procedure to block Obama nominations Parties reach deal on nominees US Senate Democrats have backed away from a possible historic crackdown on filibusters in exchange for a Republican commitment not to use the procedural hurdles to stop some of President Barack Obama's ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

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

    ... The United States does not have a monopoly on crazy people Barack Obama on the gun lobby argument that mass shootings are the result of a lack of mental health treatment   It would be a shame if my request was rejected because of political issues Lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip, whose request to mount a filibuster in place of jailed Leung Kwok-hung was rejected   It's ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Back-up plans mulled as government wises up after budget filibuster

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... filibuster Contingency plans to tackle filibusters on the budget will be lined up after the tactic stalled government funding this year, Professor Chan Ka-keung says. He said yesterday he had feared ... and the Treasury remained candid about his disapproval of filibustering, which he labelled "pointless". Chan said the government now was "armed with better knowledge" to handle any ...




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