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District Council Polls 2015

Key Terms of the 2015 District Council Polls

In a series of infographics, we explain to you some of the key terms you should know about the 2015 District Council elections: umbrella...

For Home and Justice – Cultural advocate Clarisse Yeung joins the election

Cultural advocate and district council candidate Clarisse Yeung Suet-ying takes her ideals of a community to Tai Hang By Benny Kung A dog and a rat,...

What you should know about the District Council – Part One

In the first of a series of infographics, we present a brief outline of what the District Councils are, their composition and their functions.

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...

Engineer Patrick Wong Chun-sing joins the election

Professionals are getting more vocal about politics in Hong Kong and engineer Patrick Wong is taking it one step further. Wong is standing in the 2015 District Council Election as a candidate in the Taikoo Shing East constituency.

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.

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.

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”...

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.

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...