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...

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.

Where they stand on the issues – Hong Kong Island

If you’re confused by the political platforms of the unprecedented number of candidates standing in Sunday’s Legislative Council election, then check out our tables outlining their stances on issues that matter most to young people.

My First Vote – Alison Li

Varsity asks first-time voters in the Legislative Council election to share their thoughts about the upcoming polls As the countdown continues, we talk to young...

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.

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.

What you should know about the Legco elections – Part 2

A record number of candidates are standing in the Legislative Council elections on September 4th, even after seven were disqualified and two withdrew. Here...

My First Vote – Vanessa Tse

27-year-old Vanessa Tse, a teacher living in Tseung Kwan O, is going to cast her first vote at the Legislative Council Election on Sunday....

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.

What you should know about the Legco elections – Part 3

The voting system for the geographical constituencies Hong Kong employs a proportional representation system of party-lists, in which seats are allocated on a "largest remainder"...

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