Archive for the ‘Election Features’ Category

Hong Kong’s interminable televised election debates

Hong Kong’s interminable televised election debates

They’re colourful, long and often combative but do TV election forums need reform?

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

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.

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

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.

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The Battle for Social Media Supremacy

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.

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