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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Hong Kong 'becoming ungovernable without a ruling party'

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... it." The legislature has been almost paralysed by protests in recent months, with filibustering by radicals delaying voting on government proposals. Cheung said the root of the problem ... Finance Committee extended to Saturday its final meeting before the summer break to deal with a huge backlog of funding requests due to filibustering by Chan, Raymond Chan Chi-chuen of People ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553488/hong-kong-becoming-ungovernable-without-ruling-party-says-dr-cheung
  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Women, watch your step: Apple store, Legco and courts identified in new 'up-skirt blackspot' list

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 02:03pm by LO WEI

    ... in drawing up guidelines on building designs," she said yesterday. During a recent filibuster at Legco in Admiralty, Quat said she noticed that members of the public, especially schoolgirls, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553282/apple-store-legco-and-courts-identified-new-skirt-blackspot-list
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Parties' Legco voting records show a blurring of political lines, Post finds

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Stuart Lau

    ... as the "critical minority". The Post examined 151 lawmakers' motions and amendments, excluding filibusters, and 23 government bills available in the Legco system. Additional reporting by Michelle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557132/parties-legco-voting-records-show-blurring-political-lines-post-finds
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    City needs innovation bureau, says think tank

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by Stuart Lau

    ... resolve by itself." Two years ago, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's plan for a technology bureau was shelved after a filibuster. The plan is again before the Legislative Council, and subject to a filibuster by League of Social Democrats lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung. The government wants HK$30 million to set it up, but some pan-democrats have questioned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521368/city-needs-innovation-bureau-says-think-tank
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1317724/us-senator-ted-cruz-resorts-marathon-speech-block-obamacare

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