Most of the time, Shanghai just means business, but the city has also played some significant political roles in contemporary Chinese history. The Sino-US Shanghai Communiqué was signed there in 1972, marking a new chapter in ties for the two big nations.Monday, 31 March, 2014, 8:13am 1 comment
It's clear that political impasse is harming the effectiveness of Hong Kong's governance. It is easy to blame the three chief executives that have run the city since 1997 for their lack of a popular mandate or lack of competence, or both, but it oversimplifies the issue.14 Jun 2013 - 4:14am 1 comment
A lawmaker familiar with security issues said he was considering inviting US whistleblower Edward Snowden to the Legislative Council to give evidence on alleged US hacking activities on Hong Kong.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Legislators on Friday voted down maverick democrat lawmaker Wong Yuk-man’s bid to debate a vote of no-confidence in Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing.
Wong’s proposal to start a discussion on raising a vote of no-confidence was defeated in the Legco house committee.31 May 2013 - 8:21pm
After a deluge that caused the second-longest black rainstorm warning on record, it was water shortages that were concerning legislators yesterday.
The bad news is harvesting Hong Kong's rainwater does not seem like an option, according to Paul Chan Mo-po, secretary for development.23 May 2013 - 8:38am
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.21 May 2013 - 9:20am
The president of the Legislative Council on Monday ordered to end a filibuster on the budget bill by Tuesday.
Jasper Tsang Yok-sing ordered that the remaining 131 debates would be merged and ended by Tuesday at 1pm. This would be immediately followed by a vote on each of the amendments.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
The legislature approved a controversial HK$100 million government donation to official Sichuan earthquake relief efforts yesterday, despite earlier worries over a possible filibuster.4 May 2013 - 11:05am 9 comments
Filibustering over the budget bill could soon come to an end after Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing holds a closed-door meeting with lawmakers on Friday.30 Apr 2013 - 3:53am
Radical lawmakers should stop their overdose of filibuster tactics, given that the harm they've done has already had a big impact on the government and people's livelihood.27 Apr 2013 - 3:31am 1 comment
Two suspected pranks in the lifts of the legislature building yesterday almost added to a delay in budget debates, which are just starting to be dragged out by radical lawmakers' filibustering.26 Apr 2013 - 6:09am
Plans by the government to make a HK$100 million donation to the Sichuan earthquake relief effort were on hold yesterday after a legislators' meeting on the proposal ended without a vote.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
The government's bid to rezone a prime education site for housing encountered another hurdle yesterday when a Legislative Council panel objected to the plan. Legco's education panel has urged the government to withdraw its plan to convert the 1.52-hectare site into luxury flats, and instead to keep the site for education.12 Mar 2013 - 4:24am 1 comment
Forty seven. Let me repeat this number again: 47. That is the minimum number of yes votes required in the Legislative Council to pass any constitutional reform plan that will give Hong Kong universal suffrage.23 Feb 2013 - 4:15am 3 comments
The pro-government camp has defeated a fresh attempt by the pan-democrats to launch an inquiry into unauthorised structures at Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's home and his election campaign last year.21 Feb 2013 - 5:39am