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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 28, 2014

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by LETTERS

    ... of several radical members who introduced in their filibustering many amendments to bills. The president had to constantly remind radical speakers to stop being repetitive. Another time-wasting filibuster tactic was the frequent demand for roll calls. This year filibustering extended to legislative committees and panels. The chairman of Legco's Finance Committee, which comprises all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1560713/letters-editor-july-28-2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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