Where the stand on the issues – Kowloon West Where the stand on the issues – Kowloon West

Where the stand on the issues – Kowloon West

In the second part of our series on where candidates stand on issues first-time voters m in Sunday’s Legislative Council Election care most about, we look at Kowloon West.

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My First Vote – Peter Lam My First Vote – Peter Lam

My First Vote – Peter Lam

The disqualification of six candidates for their pro-independence stance has been criticized by both the pan-democrat and localist camps. Peter Lam, a 23 year-old student says it has strengthened his resolve to vote for a localist candidate in Sunday’s election. “I was disappointed by Hong Kong’s electoral system after some candidates were disqualified from the […]

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Where they stand on the issues – Hong Kong Island Where they stand on the issues – Hong Kong Island

Where they stand on the issues – Hong Kong Island

If you’re confused by the political platforms of the unprecedented number of candidates standing in Sunday’s Legislative Council election, then check out our tables outlining their stances on issues that matter most to young people.

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My First Vote – Wong Kai-hin My First Vote – Wong Kai-hin

My First Vote – Wong Kai-hin

The second first-time voter in the Legislative Council elections in our #My1stVote series is 20 year-old Wong Kai-hin. Wong says he intends to vote for a centrist candidate and he disapproves of those who throw things in the Legislative Council chamber. “I would only choose according to [a candidate’s] party. I’d only choose a centrist, […]

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Enclaves – the Struggle over Development

Enclaves – the Struggle over Development

The struggle between development and conservation is being played out in some of Hong Kong’s most scenic and ecologically valuable spots – in ecological buffer zones called enclaves. These are plots of private land located inside country parks but excluded from their boundaries. We explain what enclaves are, how they came into being and take a look at some of the controversies surrounding their use.

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May 12, 2016 11:35

April 2016 - Waiting for the Green Leap Forward

April 2016 – Waiting for the Green Leap Forward

April 2016 – Waiting for the Green Leap Forward

In April 2010, Periscope looked at Hong Kong’s “Green Awakening”. Now, six years on we explore how far Hong Kong has travelled down the road of environmental awareness and protection.

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Apr 12, 2016 16:31

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Keyboard Fighters and the Online Propaganda Wars

Keyboard Fighters and the Online Propaganda Wars

China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong have not gone to actual war, but some online activists are doing it via tens of thousands of propaganda posts instead, some of which have led to actual protests.

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Apr 12, 2016 16:52

People

Expert Dickson – Love Guru and Man of Letters

Expert Dickson – Love Guru and Man of Letters

He’s the nerd that everyone loves; the loveless love guru who dishes out relationship “investment” advice. Yuen Man-tai, better known as Expert Dickson is an accidental internet celebrity who would rather you think of him as a writer.

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Apr 12, 2016 16:47

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Where the stand on the issues – Kowloon West

Where the stand on the issues – Kowloon West

In the second part of our series on where candidates stand on issues first-time voters m in Sunday’s Legislative Council Election care most about, we look at Kowloon West.

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My First Vote – Peter Lam

My First Vote – Peter Lam

The disqualification of six candidates for their pro-independence stance has been criticized by both the pan-democrat and localist camps. Peter Lam, a 23 year-old student says it has strengthened his resolve to vote for a localist candidate in Sunday’s election. “I was disappointed by Hong Kong’s electoral system after some candidates were disqualified from the […]

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Where they stand on the issues – Hong Kong Island

Where they stand on the issues – Hong Kong Island

If you’re confused by the political platforms of the unprecedented number of candidates standing in Sunday’s Legislative Council election, then check out our tables outlining their stances on issues that matter most to young people.

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My First Vote – Wong Kai-hin

My First Vote – Wong Kai-hin

The second first-time voter in the Legislative Council elections in our #My1stVote series is 20 year-old Wong Kai-hin. Wong says he intends to vote for a centrist candidate and he disapproves of those who throw things in the Legislative Council chamber. “I would only choose according to [a candidate’s] party. I’d only choose a centrist, […]

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Election terminology

Election terminology

Many terms and buzzwords can be seen and heard in news and discussions surrounding the upcoming Legislative Council elections. Some of these terms -such as toi kiu (抬轎) which literally means “carry a sedan chair” – can be quite confusing. Here, we try to explain a few of them.  

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My First Vote – Alison Li

My First Vote – Alison Li

Varsity asks first-time voters in the Legislative Council election to share their thoughts about the upcoming polls As the countdown continues, we talk to young voters about the issues that matter to them and how they will decide on who to vote for. The first in our #My1stVote series is 21 year-old student Alison Li. […]

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What you should know about the Legco elections – Part 3

What you should know about the Legco elections – Part 3

The voting system for the geographical constituencies Hong Kong employs a proportional representation system of party-lists, in which seats are allocated on a “largest remainder” basis for the election of legislators in the geographical constituencies. That may sound confusing, so we’ve created three infographics to explain how it works:      

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What you should know about the Legco elections – Part 2

What you should know about the Legco elections – Part 2

A record number of candidates are standing in the Legislative Council elections on September 4th, even after seven were disqualified and two withdrew. Here are the numbers: and their geographical distribution:

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What you should know about the Legco elections – Part 1

What you should know about the Legco elections – Part 1

Voters by age and geographical distribution  

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Enclaves – the Struggle over Development

Enclaves – the Struggle over Development

The struggle between development and conservation is being played out in some of Hong Kong’s most scenic and ecologically valuable spots – in ecological buffer zones called enclaves. These are plots of private land located inside country parks but excluded from their boundaries. We explain what enclaves are, how they came into being and take a look at some of the controversies surrounding their use.

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