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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Defector happy to be on the other side

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by STAFF

    ... threaten to paralyse Legco by filibustering. Joyce Ng   ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    No rule to follow to end filibusters in HK's Legislative Council

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... Joshua But and Tony Cheung What happens when there is no rule to follow? The filibuster has been part of the Hong Kong political scene for more than a decade, but despite the stalling tactic being used three times in the past year, the Legislative Council's rules of procedure show little sign of catching up. Last week, when attempts to filibuster the budget bill were ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ending budget filibuster was Legco's darkest day

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... Legco's darkest day when he pulled plug on budget filibuster On Tuesday, the president of the Legislative Council, Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, finally ended 60 hours of filibustering on the budget bill ... liaison office in Hong Kong, Tsang had to toe the line and fulfil a political mission, which meant that ending the filibuster was inevitable. Even though his actions seemed to be based ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pan-democrats lost credibility by staying silent during filibuster

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says that by sitting on their hands during the latest Legco filibuster, pan-democrat lawmakers lost all political credibility Silent partners When the radicals made ... pads for bananas now accommodate filibusters. By the look of things today, the only people they seem to have deterred are the pan-democrats, whose eerie silence during the latest filibuster ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Opinion divided as Legco chief cuts off filibuster debate on budget bill

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... as Legco chief cuts off filibuster Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing ruled yesterday that weeks of filibustering by radical lawmakers to block passage of the budget bill had to end by 1pm today. His decision to axe the debate, however, has sparked controversy over the use of his power. Pan-democrats- including those who distanced themselves from the filibustering- accused him ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    New-town fight raises intriguing legal issue

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... the new towns at Kwu Tong North and Fanling North. He will argue that Ng was wrong to bar his request to table some 14,000 motions in an attempted filibuster, and wants the vote quashed. The case ...




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