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  1. 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
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Enough with politicians' childish antics

    Posted May 26th 2014, 03:43am by Alice Wu

    ... the month of May been really depressing? It's partly because of the filibuster season that we in Hong Kong have come to expect to live with. Perhaps it's the perpetual rain. Or maybe it's this fixation by some to keep raining on someone's parade. The filibuster is, in fact, all about raining on Leung Chun-ying's parade. It's just part of our political weather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1519435/enough-politicians-childish-antics
  3. Comment - Letters

    Innovation and technology vital to Hong Kong's future competitiveness and productivity

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:18am by LETTERS

    ... and technology bureau and urging fellow legislators not to mount a filibuster during the debate on this issue. A filibuster is characterised as a form of obstruction in a legislature. It is a strategy ... tank advocating innovation and technology. Those lawmakers planning a filibuster need to be told that the only logical path to preserve Hong Kong's economic independence and core values ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1497277/innovation-and-technology-vital-hong-kongs-future-competitiveness
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam issues warning on Occupy Central shutdown at talk with civil servants

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:33am by Phila Siu, Gary Cheung and Jeffie Lam

    ... report "might have an impact on civil servants, but did not explain why". The meeting also covered the resources and retirement age of the civil service and filibustering in Legco, Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550921/occupy-central-tops-agenda-top-level-legco-meeting-uniformed-service
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Leung Chun-ying should forgo desire for a second chief executive term

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com CY should forgo desire for second term Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying does not strike me as an unintelligent man. So I am scratching my head as to why he still insists there is no real problem between the legislative and executive branches. It's not just endless filibustering by a few malcontents in Legco, as he has claimed. It is war in all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1550618/hong-kongs-leung-chun-ying-should-forgo-desire-second-chief
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by STAFF

    ... The backlog was caused by filibustering of a government request for preliminary funding for new towns in the New Territories. Ng Leung-sing chairs the meeting after he survived a no-confidence vote. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1551471/talking-points
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers do away with talks and veto Long Hair’s motions against technology bureau

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 01:37pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee cites 'Legco procedures' that allow veto without discussion Time for a filibuster, before doing time A meeting of lawmakers ... filibuster comes less than a week after his and other pan-democrats’ marathon protest over the budget bill ended. One of the motions suggested that the head of the proposed technology bureau should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528425/lawmakers-refuse-discuss-proposals-raised-technology-bureau-opponent
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., June 15, 2014

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by STAFF

    ... to jail for four weeks after the High Court upheld convictions for disorderly behaviour and criminal damage. He had his long hair cut short and missed a Legco filibuster and World Cup matches. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1532969/bad-week-june-15-2014
  10. 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

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