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.

The Battle for Social Media Supremacy

Social media has become a hotly contested battleground for elections in Hong Kong and the upcoming Legislative Council Election is no exception. But do likes, shares and comments translate into votes? Varsity analyses Facebook fanpages of candidates in one geographical constituency to try and learn more.

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...

Where they stand on the issues – District Council ‘superseats’

The last installment of "Where they stand on the issues" covers the District Council functional constituency, popularly known as 'superseats'. The recent withdrawal of three pan-democrat candidate lists has intensified competition for two candidate lists vying for the fifth seat in the functional constituency.

My First Vote – Lee Shing-chun

Lee Shing-chun, 20, says the current splits in society are worrying. Lee says that when people respect one another, the existence of many different voices...

Close to 40 per cent of young people would support pro-independence candidates

A Varsity survey of more than 300 young voters has found that 41 per cent of respondents identified with the localist camp and 38 per cent of respondents said they were likely to or would definitely vote for a candidate who advocates Hong Kong independence.

Where they stand on the issues – Kowloon East

In the third 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 East.

My First Vote – Peter Lam

The disqualification of six candidates for their pro-independence stance has been criticized by both the pan-democrat and localist camps. Peter Lam, a 23 year-old student...

In it for the longer term – profile of a young election campaigner

Apart from the candidates themselves, volunteers have also been busy campaigning for Sunday's Legislative Council Election. Varsity interviews a young volunteer who wants to help construct a Hong Kong identity at district level.

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...

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