Varsity looks at three issues facing Hong Kong’s young people today – finding a way forward in the political stalemate, navigating the changing nature of work and youth’s changing concept of family and what it means to them.read more
After Jasmine Choi Yan-yan was arrested during the Occupy protests last year, she was denied access to mainland China. The outcome of the protests left some young people feeling powerless, radicalized others, and made yet others think of different ways of bringing about the social changes they want.read more
More and more young people in Hong Kong are freelancing or starting their own businesses rather than working for a company. But the freedom of doing what you love for a living and being your own boss comes with its own set of pitfalls.read more
Some young Hongkongers have drastically different ideas of what a family is, compared to their parents — from open relationships and having children to treating their friends as family. A Varsity survey finds Hong Kong’s political woes have put some youngsters off from having children.read more
The Hong Kong government and some schools are optimistic about e-textbooks being the way of the future. But that’s not going so well. Why?
Jeffrey Tam Chun-kit wanted to be a politician so he could help bring democracy to Hong Kong but his mother persuaded him to choose law instead. Now, the Oxford-trained lawyer from a Tuen Mun housing estate is a barrister known for defending pro-democracy causes and activists.
Lau Shui-shum has been farming for decades, and she used to have to wake up at 1a.m. to harvest and take her crops to market, where she would have little bargaining power. Now thanks to the growing movement of community markets, more Hongkongers are finding out about local agriculture and demanding it.
How will the political landscape of the next term of the District Councils be like? In this infographic we bring to you the distribution of seats by political affiliation according to 2015 election results.
While district councillors’ work mostly focuses on district affairs, they can also be elected as lawmakers in the Legislative Council through “super district council” seats. 2015 district council election is seen as a litmus test for both the pro-democracy and pro-establishment camps one year after the Occupy Movement. It can also affect the superseats race in […]
The 2015 District Council elections saw a record high 1.47 million people voting, with a record-breaking turnout rate of around 47%. The highest turnouts were in the Tsuen Wan, Southern and Sham Shui Po Districts, while the lowest was in Tuen Mun. Voter turnout rate as at 9:30 p.m. – one hour before poll stations closed […]
Tuen Mun Lok Tsui is one of the most competitive districts in this year’s District Council election. Six candidates from different political backgrounds are fighting for one seat. Albert Ho Chun-yan from the Democratic Party is fighting for his fifth win in the district. Compared with previous elections, he says he faces a lot of […]
In a series of infographics, we explain to you some of the key terms you should know about the 2015 District Council elections: umbrella soldiers, parachute candidate, super district councillor and vote-rigging.
Andrew Cheng Kar-foo served as a district councillor for seven years and a legislator for 17 years. But he says Hong Kong’s elected representatives have little power to change policies due to an unjust political system. At 55 years-old, Cheng says he is too tired and discouraged to run again.
We bring to you the political landscape of this year’s District Council election. Are “independent candidates” really independent? Why is it difficult to decode “independent candidates”? We explain to you through a few graphics.
Full-time nurse Ole Chiu of the post-Occupy group Youngspiration explains why he is standing against a pan-democrat as well as a pro-establishment candidate in the 2015 District Council Election.
To prepare you for tomorrow’s District Council polls, we present a brief guide to voting, letting you know who is eligible to vote, what happens at the polling station, and several reminders for voters.
Mei Foo Home and Public Affairs experiment with new ways to arouse civic awareness and contribute to the community. By Kelly Wong Kenny Poon Kwan-yin was anxious. The 28-year-old convenor of the group Mei Foo Home and Public Affairs was organising a football watching party. This was the first time they had such an event […]