Voting for equality in love and the law

Then presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen's public support for same-sex marriage last year turned it into an election issue in the recent polls. Tsai has since been elected as the island's first woman president but as Varsity learns, resistance and inertia still hinders progress towards marriage equality legislation.

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".

Varsity’s Coverage of the New Territories East By-Election 2016

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The Battlefield – Interview with Professor Ma Ngok

This Sunday will see the first territory-wide elections since the end of the Occupy Movement last year. Some activists from the movement - calling themselves Umbrella Soldiers - vowed to continue the struggle for democracy in the District Council polls. But political scientist Ma Ngok says these local elections will be won or lost on local community issues.

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...

Varsity’s Coverage of the District Council Elections 2015

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History and development of the District Council Part II – after 1997

The elected district boards were replaced by a provisional body after the handover in 1997 which was disbanded after fresh elections were held in 1999. This year's election will return 458 members and there will be no appointed members.

Anti-LGBT candidate Joyce Chiu seeks guidance from Bible

Anti-LGBT activist Joyce Chiu Pui-yuk says she's guided by God and the Bible in her bid for the New Territories East seat in Sunday’s Legislative Council By-election.

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.

Meet the Candidates of the New Territories East Legco By-election 2016

The election is  coming up this Sunday, so take a look at the seven candidates and find out what they stand for. For more features,...