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.Friday, 17 May, 2013, 3:11am
Scores of protesters may face criminal prosecution after they tried to block Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's car from leaving a school in Tseung Kwan O yesterday, police have warned.17 May 2013 - 6:51am 8 comments
Police are expected to arrest the deputy head of the League of Social Democrats along with a few other people for illegal assembly over a protest last year.2 Feb 2013 - 5:02am
The vice-chairman of the League of Social Democrats was arrested yesterday for throwing his T-shirt off a footbridge to catch the attention of President Hu Jintao during his visit on July 1.23 Dec 2012 - 4:55am 1 comment
Lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung, who has been filibustering to block the proposed old-age living allowance, says he wants to set aside discussion of the issue to allow other funding requests to move forward.7 Dec 2012 - 3:59am
The city’s top court on Tuesday gave two activists from the League of Social Democrats leave to appeal their convictions for disorderly behaviour during a rowdy protest in April last year.27 Nov 2012 - 5:21pm 1 comment
The best tweet on the US elections goes to Bill Maher, hands down. His "Tea Party has now cost the Republicans 5 senate seats. My next donation is going to them" is a funny and pointed observation about a group of people who are disturbingly absolute in their small-mindedness, and their hatred for authority.
It also sounds vaguely familiar.12 Nov 2012 - 3:30am 1 comment
Coughing repeatedly; unfurling a banner of Dr Sun Yat-sen; and shouting a question about whether newly elected Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing was a communist. Were those all the disruptive antics our bad boys of Legco could muster during their swearing-in yesterday? No helium balloons or throwing of bananas? Frankly I am a bit disappointed.11 Oct 2012 - 10:00am 7 comments
Radical lawmaker “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung received a relatively lenient sentence – a HK$1,500-fine – for unlawful assembly, in Kwun Tong Court on Tuesday.
A jail sentence of more than one month by Magistrate Don So Man-lung would have opened the possibility of Leung’s impeachment from his recently re-elected seat in the legislature.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Support for radical political groups the League of Social Democrats and People Power nearly doubled in the New Territories East constituency over the past few years, while votes for the Democratic Party almost halved.15 Sep 2012 - 4:04am