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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Filibuster saga a reminder that democracy is a messy business

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip Regina Ip says the Legco president's balancing act during the lengthy and disruptive filibuster saga was a timely reminder of the true nature of a democratic style ... management, setting limits for debates at different stages of the legislative process, and brought it to an end on May 21. As the filibuster dragged on, citizens watched the farcical process ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1246079/filibuster-saga-reminder-democracy-messy-business
  2. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Filibuster brings opportunity to think outside box

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... Elizabeth Wong Out politicians must find new ways to deal with balancing interests and meeting demands Filibuster brings opportunity to think outside box The Chinese equivalent of "filibuster" is Libo, meaning "stretching the cloth". This translation gives an image of fluff and flannel, not exactly the stuff of gravitas. Yet, nothing could be more serious than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1239170/filibuster-brings-opportunity-think-outside-box
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco chief rejects pan-dems' two-thirds vote plan to end budget filibuster

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Phila Siu

    ... Stuart Lau and Phila Siu Pan-democrats' suggestion to end filibuster through lawmakers' votes instead of Legco chief's individual decision violates Basic Law: Tsang Tsang rejects two-thirds vote plan The Legislative Council president has sparked new controversy after he rejected pan-democrats' suggestion that any bid to end a filibuster should require ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1241408/legco-chief-rejects-pan-dems-two-thirds-vote-plan
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Filibustering legislators feel the heat

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu believes that the uncharacteristic 'olive branch' offered by filibustering legislators is as self-serving as it appears Desperate ploy I applaud People Power ... the filibuster circus at the legislature should it agree to their watered-down "conditions". Isn't "compromise" a dirty word for Chan and his colleagues? Doesn't the entire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1236137/filibustering-legislators-feel-heat
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco president Jasper Tsang orders end to budget bill filibuster

    Posted May 13th 2013, 01:12pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The president of the Legislative Council on Monday ordered to end a filibuster on the budget bill by Tuesday. Jasper Tsang Yok-sing ordered that the remaining 131 debates ... it seriously weakened Legco’s role as a check and balance to the executive arm. People Power’s Wong Yuk-man, one of four legislators who launched the filibuster, shouted angrily at Tsang. “Shame ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236703/legco-president-jasper-tsang-orders-end-budget-bill-filibuster
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibusters disrupt 11 planned events

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony,cheung@scmp.com Filibusters disrupt 11 planned events Ongoing filibustering by radical politicians derailed 10 scheduled panel meetings at the legislature ... protection. The filibustering is a protest against the omission of a universal pension scheme from the proposed budget. The Legislative Council has delayed or called off events planned between April ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1227772/filibusters-disrupt-11-planned-events
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung rules out deal with radicals to end filibuster

    Posted May 09th 2013, 08:41pm by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Meeting radicals' demands in exchange for end to delay tactic is inadvisable, he says C.Y. Leung rebuffs filibuster deal Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said meeting radical lawmakers' demands in exchange for an end to their filibustering of the budget bill was "extremely inadvisable". Leung also echoed earlier warnings the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1233880/cy-leung-warns-filibusters-dire-consequences
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With filibuster, lawmakers play politics at others' expense

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFREY LAM

    ... Radical lawmakers should stop their overdose of filibuster tactics, given that the harm they've done has already had a big impact on the government and people's livelihood. Before they launched their plan to delay the budget vote in the Legislative Council, the radicals had started filibustering to reject the government's request for HK$100 million to aid Sichuan earthquake ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1224030/filibuster-lawmakers-play-politics-others-expense
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tsang agrees to ask radicals to stop filibustering

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Tsang agrees to ask radicals to stop filibustering Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah will meet four radical pan-democrats on Friday to convince them to stop the filibustering that is blocking the passage of the budget bill, as it edges closer to the government's self-imposed deadline in mid-May. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232631/tsang-agrees-ask-radicals-stop-filibustering
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., July 20, 2014

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by STAFF

    ... of Legislative Council filibustering on other issues.   Potential women bishops The Church of England overcame bitter divisions to vote in favour of allowing women to become bishops. The decision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556685/good-week-july-20-2014

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