Archive for August, 2016

Where they stand on the issues – Kowloon East

Where they stand on the issues – Kowloon East

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

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The Battle for Social Media Supremacy

The Battle for Social Media Supremacy

Social media has become a hotly contested battleground for elections in Hong Kong and the upcoming Legislative Council Election is no exception. But do likes, shares and comments translate into votes? Varsity analyses Facebook fanpages of candidates in one geographical constituency to try and learn more.

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My First Vote – Vanessa Tse

My First Vote – Vanessa Tse

27-year-old Vanessa Tse, a teacher living in Tseung Kwan O, is going to cast her first vote at the Legislative Council Election on Sunday. Her key concern is the quality of life in Hong Kong. The city, she says, is about as habitable as Mars. She has trouble deciding who to vote for in the […]

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Where they stand on the issues – Kowloon West

Where they stand on the issues – Kowloon West

In the second part of our series on where candidates stand on issues first-time voters 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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