It’s back to basics for Nelson Wong Sing-chi as he campaigns for a less...

Former Democrat Wong Sing-chi is standing as an unaffiliated independent in the Legislative Council By-election this Sunday, without any party backing or the Ultraman suit he wore in the 2016 by-election. Wong says he's going back to basics and his campaign slogan is "The courage to choose rationality".

Au Nok-hin runs on behalf of the pro-democracy camp in the Hong Kong Island...

Former Democratic Party Executive Committee member Au Nok-hin has described the upcoming Legislative Council by-election as a referendum and the says he is the Plan B for the whole pro-democracy camp, not just disqualified candidate Agnes Chow Ting and her party Demosistō.

Edward Yiu Chung-yim needs high turnout rate, pan-dem and localists’ votes to win Kowloon...

Edward Yiu Chung-yim is hoping his professional expertise, one year of experience in the Legislative Council and status as the only disqualified lawmaker to be standing in Sunday’s by-election will give him enough votes to take the West Kowloon seat.

Pro-government activist Ng Dick-hay standing in HK Island LegCo By-election to change negative image...

Ng Dick-hay is a former spokesman of a pro-government activist group but says he's standing as an independent so he can express his views freely. Although he doesn't think he can win, Ng is standing in the Hong Kong Island Legislative Council By-election to enhance the image of Beijing's supporters.

Paul Zimmerman’s tough fight to fill functional constituency seat vacated by Edward Yiu in...

District councillor Paul Zimmerman hopes to bring together talents from all sides to improve Hong Kong's city planning. But he faces a tough fight to win the Architectural, Surveying, Planning and Landscape functional constituency seat formerly held by Edward Yiu Chung-Yim in the upcoming legislative council by-election.

Former radical Edward Yum rebrands himself as a pragmatic independent in HK Island race

He used to be know for his fiery criticism of the pro-establishment camp but now Edward Yum is calling himself a pragmatist and focusing on economic development in his run for the Hong Kong Island in the upcoming Legislative Council By-election.

Neo Democrat Gary Fan wants to return to Legco for New Territories East in...

The Neo Democrats' Gary Fan is putting the fight against the disqualification of lawmakers and election candidates at the centre of his bid for the New Territories East seat in the Legislative Council By-election.

Legco By-Election 2018 – Election Buzzwords

What does "DQ" refer to? Who is a Returning Officer? Varsity explains some common buzzwords seen in media coverage about the upcoming Legislative Council By-elecion.

At a glance – the candidates in the 3.11 Legco By-election

Who's standing in the three geographical constituencies and one functional constituency that will be contested on March 11th? Our graphic below shows you all the...

Ma Ngok predicts victory for the Liberal Party in the Peak, chance for Democrats...

Pro-establishment candidate Jeremy Young is favourite to win in the Peak while the Democratic Party's Bonnie Lau has everything to play for in Tung Wah. That's according to political scientist Ma Ngok in his analysis of Sunday's by-election for the Central and Western District Council.

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In 1991, Bryce McIntyre left rural Oregon in the United States for a job at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was tasked with setting up an English language news practicum. Here, he tells us how his original idea for a student-produced English tabloid newspaper, published four days a week, was rejected and how Varsity magazine was born instead.

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Cindy Gu was an editor in the 2016 Fall Board. Her reporting for Varsity led to an interest in gender issues and she is now for an M.Phil in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.