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Hong Kong legislature changes rules to prevent filibustering with fines for absent members; new dress code

Hong Kong’s establishment-dominated legislature has passed a bill to prevent filibustering, a tactic frequently used in the past by pro-democracy members to block proceedings. The new rules will also penalise absent lawmakers if a meeting is adjourned for lack of a quorum. The amendments to the Legislative Council (LegCo) Rules of Procedures will also require […]