Dispatches from Taiwan

A small Varsity team went to Taiwan for the Presidential and Legislative Yuan elections earlier this month. They came back with these stories looking at different aspects...

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.

Chief Executive Election 2017 Terminology – Lesser Evil

“Lesser evil” refers to supporting a less undesirable pro-establishment candidate in the small-circle Chief Executive election.

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.

Salon Culture Brews Taiwan Blend Democracy

Taiwan's cafes and bookstores host to a vibrant salon culture that played an important part in the island's democracy and as Varsity discovers, continues to provide a platform for debate today.

11.25 LegCo Kowloon West By-election – All You Need to Know

Who are the candidates of the Legislative Council Kowloon West By-election? What are their political affiliations? What happened during the nomination period? Take a look at Varsity's graphics and you will find all the information you need.

Lau Chi-shing – the self-proclaimed neutral and Leung Chun-ying supporter

Wilson Lau Chi-shing describes himself as a neutral who wants to balance the views of the pro-democratic and pro-establishment camps. He is also the only candidate in the New Territories East by-election who has openly declared his support for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.

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.

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...

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...