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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers' budget queries 'a waste of time'

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung Lawmakers file a record 6,825 questions on this year's spending plan, angering critics who say public resources are being squandered Budget queries 'a waste of time' Lawmakers scrutinising the budget have filed a record number of questions- 6,825 in all, much to the annoyance of Beijing-loyalist legislators, who question the time ...

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    Radical lawmakers plan to filibuster budget debate to press for pensions

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Pensions for all and pay cuts for 'useless' officials among demands ahead of debate Radical lawmakers plan another budget filibuster ... And the lawmakers- who have a series of demands, including a universal pension, a cash handout and pay cuts for "useless" officials- believe they have sound legal grounds to force a debate on each ...

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    ‘Don’t have high expectations’ over Shanghai meeting with officials, warns lawmaker

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 12:01pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Lawmaker seeks to calm expectations as 14 pan-democrats sign-up for mainland visit Shanghai trip is 'not a matter of life and death' Civic Party ... yesterday, came after 14 out of 27 pan-democratic lawmakers signalled their intent to join the two-day trip on April 12 and 13. The visit includes a half-day meeting with Beijing's top officials ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Nine more pan-democrat lawmakers sign up for delegation to Shanghai

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 05:36pm by Tony Cheung

    ... pan-democratic lawmakers are set to meet mainland officials during a visit to Shanghai later this month, after nine more yesterday announced their intention to join the trip. One of the nine, Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit, said it was his "responsibility, as a directly elected lawmaker, to reflect Hongkongers' demands on universal suffrage". Constitutional and Mainland ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers make 'Occupy Legco' contingency plans

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:51am by Tony Cheung

    ... 'Occupy Legco' on lawmakers' agenda As Hong Kong students joined the occupation of the Taiwan legislature yesterday, the city's Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing confirmed that lawmakers are to discuss a contingency plan in the event of a copycat sit-in. It followed calls from pro-government legislators including Wong Ting-kwong, from the Democratic Alliance ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats attach strings to joining lawmakers' visit to mainland

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:53am by Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung Pan-democrats attach strings to joining trip Pan-democrats have softened their stance towards joining a lawmakers' trip to Shanghai next month to discuss ... It was the first of four meetings to be hosted by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. "Pan-democrats only had about 15 minutes to reiterate our stance, and the pro-establishment lawmakers ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    More pan-democratic lawmakers may snub invitation to Shanghai

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:32pm by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung Others set to follow Emily Lau and spurn offer to all 70 lawmakers to visit mainland, despite chance to meet central government officials Pan-dems may snub Shanghai invitation Pan-democrats have given a lukewarm response to the central government's approval for all 70 lawmakers to visit Shanghai next month. Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    All 70 Hong Kong lawmakers invited to Shanghai in glimmer of hope for political reform

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:59pm by Emily Tsang and Jeffie Lam

    ... Emily Tsang and Jeffie Lam There may be a chance for talks on ‘matters of mutual concern’, says chief executive, but Emily Lau is adamant she will not make trip Lawmakers invited for talks in Shanghai A glimmer of hope for political reform emerged yesterday when all 70 lawmakers- including radicals- were invited on a two-day trip to Shanghai next month, during which they may meet ...

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    Central Policy Unit head Shiu Sin-por calls for team to lobby lawmakers

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:29am by Tanna Chong

    ... legislature Think tank boss calls for team to lobby lawmakers An adviser to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has called on the government to consider setting up a team of officials for the task of lobbying lawmakers. Central Policy Unit head Shiu Sin-por told reporters in Beijing on Sunday that the existing team of political appointees was not big enough to lobby the city's divided ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    HK$10,000 fine for lawmaker who browsed sexy pictures on his tablet during budget debate

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 04:30pm by Emily Tsang, JEFFIE LAM

    ... of scantily-clad women instead of listening to the budget has proved costly for lawmaker Albert Ho Chun-yan, who became the first Democratic Party member to be fined for misbehaviour. The former party ... receipts. He had "accepted the judgment and would not appeal against it", the committee said. Ho, a lawyer, has been a lawmaker since 1995 and stood unsuccessfully for chief executive ...




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