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District Council Polls 2015

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.

Political Landscape of the District Council – are independent candidates really independent?

We bring to you the political landscape of this year's District Council election. Are "independent candidates" really independent? Why is it difficult to decode...

Sound Feature on Tuen Mun Lok Tsui – most contested constituency in the District...

Tuen Mun Lok Tsui is one of the most competitive districts in this year’s District Council election. Six candidates from different political backgrounds are...

Varsity’s Coverage of the District Council Elections 2015

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Results of Incumbent District Councillors in the 2015 District Council elections

While district councillors’ work mostly focuses on district affairs, they can also be elected as lawmakers in the Legislative Council through “super district council”...

Next Term of the District Councils: Distribution of Seats by Political Affiliation

How will the political landscape of the next term of the District Councils be like? In this infographic we bring to you the distribution...

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.

Football: A New Way to Promote Civic Awareness?

Mei Foo Home and Public Affairs experiment with new ways to arouse civic awareness and contribute to the community. By Kelly Wong Kenny Poon Kwan-yin was...
Veteran district councillor Andrew Cheng Kar-foo

Veteran councillor Andrew Cheng is fed up with the district council elections

Andrew Cheng Kar-foo served as a district councillor for seven years and a legislator for 17 years. But he says Hong Kong's elected representatives have little power to change policies due to an unjust political system. At 55 years-old, Cheng says he is too tired and discouraged to run again.

Ole Chiu – Serving the people through politics instead of medicine

Full-time nurse Ole Chiu of the post-Occupy group Youngspiration explains why he is standing against a pan-democrat as well as a pro-establishment candidate in the 2015 District Council Election.
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