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  1. Comment - Letters

    Minor compromises by NPC could have won over lawmakers

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by LETTERS

    ... Minor compromises by NPC could have won over lawmakers The extremely restrictive framework laid down by the National People's Congress Standing Committee for the chief executive ... for it. It is possible that four or more pan-democrat lawmakers could be persuaded to back it in Legco. In any case, the people of Hong Kong can be trusted to be wise enough not to elect a chief ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legislators must work for the greater good

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Legco must work for greater good When lawmakers snub meetings to enjoy breakfast, and when private business trips come before official duties, something is clearly amiss ... there was a lack of quorum. The Legislative Council's relatively liberal rules of procedures have long given rebel lawmakers the ammunition to thwart or delay proceedings. Their latest trick is to try ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:52am by STAFF

    ... Having survived myself, what I want to do now is help other victims of the shame game survive, too Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, in her first speech in 13 years   The recent mass movement has taken its toll on councillors from all camps Pollster Robert Chung Ting-yiu, on HKU's latest survey of the popularity of lawmakers   When the worm turns, so to speak, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Disruption must not spread to Legco

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... But worryingly, another battle is looming. In what appears to be the prelude of a full-scale war with the Leung Chun-ying administration, pan-democrat lawmakers have signed up en bloc to sit in two ... That the confrontation is spreading to the legislature is not unexpected. Unlike previous street protests, the ongoing ones are apparently not led by pan-democrat lawmakers. Now that the uproar appears ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Vetocracy gone mad, thanks to obstructive pan-democrats

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by Alex Lo

    ... to fund the proposed technology bureau. Several pan-dems, such as People Power's Albert Chan Wai-yip, deliberately skipped the meeting. Without the requisite number of lawmakers in session, ... will be lost thanks to our pan-democratic "vetocrats"? I have no problems with lawmakers objecting to individual funding projects on their own demerits. But these should be raised case ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    James Tien adds insult to injury over call for Leung Chun-ying to resign

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 05:43am by Alex Lo

    ... his CPPCC membership when he called for Leung's resignation. "Over the years I have been in Legco, I only remember that I am a lawmaker, and the Liberal Party's leader, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Are we barking up the wrong tree on British weapons sales to Hong Kong?

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:35am by Alex Lo

    ... police mowing down protesters with machine guns. Instead of being fixated on tear gas, our lawmakers should ask whether we need so many deadly weapons and whether we are overpaying. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:52am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... British lawmakers hold debates on Hong Kong British lawmakers will take part in special parliamentary debates on Hong ... and the city's democratic progress since the 1984 signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. A delegation of lawmakers is set to visit Hong Kong next month as part of an inquiry ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 06:37am by STAFF

    ... Pan-democrat Wong Yuk-man is seeking the creation of a select committee to examine the police response to attacks on protesters in Mong Kok early this month. Pro-government lawmaker Andrew Leung ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    A challenging matter of interpretation

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:22am by Alex Lo

    ... for the central government. To recap: The April 2004 Standing Committee decision spells out the five steps needed to amend the election methods for the chief executive and lawmakers. A separate April 2004 decision rules out 2007 and 2008 as dates for universal suffrage for electing the chief executive and lawmakers. The December 2007 decision rules out 2012 for universal suffrage but allows ...




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