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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco sees proposal for technology bureau with HK$30 million budget

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by Amy Nip, Tanna Chong

    ... Amy Nip and Tanna Chong Legco gets HK$30 million proposal for policy team in charge of innovation and technology, but lawmaker threatens filibuster to kill it again C.Y. makes new try ... shelved the idea following a filibuster by lawmakers. The administration is keen to establish the bureau, which legislators were told would focus mainly on IT development. A government source said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472274/legco-sees-proposal-technology-bureau-hk30-million-budget
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New towns plan: hearing could last 2.5 years

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Olga Wong

    ... of local communities and reduce confrontation between the public and the government. "It can also avoid filibusters paralysing the board's operations," he said. Former board member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545997/new-towns-plan-hearing-could-last-25-years
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers finally vote to back HK$2b Tseung Kwan O landfill extension

    Posted May 21st 2014, 02:04pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Landfill extension go-ahead after filibuster cut short Environment officials scored a bitter victory yesterday when lawmakers finally voted to fund a controversial extension of the landfill ... a filibuster attempt by ruling that dozens of motions submitted for debate were irrelevant. His decision infuriated pan-democrats on the committee, who accused Lo of behaving like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517167/legco-panel-finally-votes-back-hk2b-tseung-kwan-o-landfill-extension
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    If Hongkongers can see past the political posturing, why can't our politicians?

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 04:03am by Alice Wu

    ... ourselves for a marathon filibuster that will consume lawmakers and government bodies until the Legislative Council president "cuts" it sometime before the end of May. We know this from experience, of course. This is the filibustering season. We're not reading into it more than we need to. And we're not attaching more emotions or reactions to it because it is nothing new. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1496828/if-hongkongers-can-see-past-political-posturing-why-cant-our
  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 27, 2014

    Posted May 27th 2014, 05:12am by LETTERS

    ... boundaries rather than trying to create a bilateral fait accompli. The Spratly and Paracel Islands are a totally different scenario to that of the Crimea. J. F. Kay, Lai Chi Kok     Filibuster can ... amendments to the budget bill, did all they could to obstruct passage of the bill. They expanded their filibustering by seeking to introduce 720 amendments to the funding application motion, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1519798/letters-editor-may-27-2014
  6. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Ending the party … with thought power?

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM, Ada Lee

    ... pan-democratic lawmakers who staged a marathon filibuster against the budget bill, one of their number, Wong Kwok-kin, is already missing one of the filibuster's loudest advocates, "Long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530235/ending-party-thought-power
  7. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's vision for innovation bureau needs new approach in Legco

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam As chief executive pursues innovation bureau plan, he may end up bogged down by reality Leung's vision for innovation needs new approach at Legco With the budget filibuster ... by the budget filibuster. After setting housing and livelihood issues as his top priority, Leung understands that now is the time to prioritise innovation and do something about Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519483/chief-executive-leung-chun-yings-vision-innovation-bureau-needs-new
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1284838/democrats-republicans-reach-deal-filibusters
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Bun fight in Legco as chief executive warns of action against Occupy Central

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 01:31pm by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... minutes before it was due to end after expelling several radicals who hit out at Leung for his criticism of their attempt to filibuster the budget. Watch: Legislator throws bun at CY Leung after ... show more respect for the legislature. The chaos began when Leung spent half of his nine-minute opening speech condemning the filibuster, launched to demand a universal pension and cash ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517774/leung-chun-yings-question-session-cut-short-after-radicals-antics
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1270519/back-plans-mulled-government-wises-after-budget-filibuster

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