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  1. Councils to find sites for buskers

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Vivienne Chow

    ... Kowloon arts hub. 'We have little space for performers and arts groups,' Democrat lawmaker Lee Wing-tat said. 'We don't have street performances like London and New York ... Government departments have in the past banned street shows on the grounds they interfere with the flow of pedestrians. Paul Tse Wai-chun, the lawmaker representing the tourism business, cautioned ...

  2. Calls for more exemptions in competition law

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com A new front emerged yesterday in the battle over the competition bill, with pro-business and pan-democratic lawmakers wrangling over just how much market ... as the 'second conduct rule'. Pro-business lawmakers also want a second threshold, covering the share of a market a firm enjoys, to be raised from the 25 per cent level proposed by the government ...

  3. Business - Economy - PROPERTY

    Lawmakers warn of stand against stamp duty move

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Complaints from business are being heard in Legco, with some members saying they will vote down the bill if no concessions are made Lawmakers warn of stand against stamp duty move Lawmakers have warned the government that they will vote against a proposal to double stamp duty on property purchases if the administration fails to make substantial ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Radical lawmakers unlikely to lose seats over suspended jail terms

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by TONY CHEUNG AND JOSHUA BUT

    ... Tony Cheung and Joshua But Convicted lawmakers unlikely to lose their seats Two radical lawmakers are expected to keep their Legislative Council seats, despite receiving suspended jail terms yesterday for their leading roles in an unlawful assembly two years ago. Under Article 79 of the Basic Law, Legco can expel any lawmaker who is jailed for more than one month- ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Suit and tie rule for lawmakers

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am

    ... of this great city. I am surprised and appalled to see how certain lawmakers are dressed during Legislative Council meetings. A Legco session is a solemn occasion where lawmakers get together ... and childish remarks. Representing the city of Hong Kong is a proud appointment. Therefore, certain lawmakers should have the dignity to show respect towards others and present themselves with pride ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    Lawmakers accuse former anti-corruption chief of dodging graft questions

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung, JOSHUA BUT

    ... of being evasive and wasting time Former anti-graft chief Timothy Tong Hin-ming will face a new grilling on Friday after his first appearance before lawmakers yesterday failed to satisfy ... successor, Simon Peh Yun-lu, was meant to run for four hours but ended after Tong gave evidence for less than 90 minutes when lawmakers accused him of dodging questions and wasting time. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers approve budget, to government's relief

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... fund of HK$75.5 billion. Yesterday, 38 lawmakers voted for the appropriation bill and 16 against; one abstained. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah said the funds would be distributed ... the pro-establishment camp backed the budget, their closing speeches reignited a debate on the stalling tactic. Starry Lee Wai-king, a lawmaker from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibuster in Hong Kong's legislative assembly divides lawmakers, public

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com The use of delaying tactics by radical lawmakers in Legco in an attempt to block a budget bill has divided both politicians and the public Legislators ... heroes providing an essential check and balance on power or villains intent on wrecking civilised society. In Hong Kong, a recent filibuster led by radical lawmakers, including "Long ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers inch ahead on budget amid bargaining

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Lawmakers inch ahead on budget amid bargaining Proceedings in the Legislative Council were a little faster yesterday, with filibustering lawmakers getting ... of the four lawmakers leading the filibustering were due to meet Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah. The radicals have suggested they may drop their delaying tactics if Tsang promises to set up ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers' bid to amend the milk ban lapses

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Meeting suspended when not enough legislators show up for quorum, allowing controversial curbs to continue for now Lawmakers' bid to amend the milk ban lapses Lawmakers' efforts to amend the government's curbs on milk-powder exports lapsed last night after a Legislative Council meeting that was due to discuss them was suspended. ...




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