Central and Western District Council By-election 2017

Pan-dems’ candidate Bonnie Ng Hoi-yan finds herself under attack from two sides in Tung...

By Elaine Ng The Democratic Party’s Bonnie Ng Hoi-yan is playing down her chances of winning in the Central and Western District Council by-election for...

Edward Chin Chi-kin challenges Liberal Party in the Peak constituency: They are not doing...

Hedge fund manager Edward Chin Chi-kin is challenging Liberal Party candidate Jeremy Young Chit-on in the Peak constituency of the Central and Western District Council by-election despite little chance of winning.

Jeremy Young Chit-on: District Council election is not about politics, but who can serve...

Having grown up in the area, Jeremy Young Chit-on is confident in replacing fellow Liberal Party member Chan Ho-lim as District Councillor of the Peak constituency.

Chief Executive Election 2017

Legislative Council Elections 2016

LegCo Election 2016 Results

Graphics showing how the camps align in the new Legislative Council were pro-democracy forces retain their crucial veto power, and the full lists of winners in the geographical seats.

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.

Hong Kong’s interminable televised election debates

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

New Territories East LegCo By-election 2016

Alvin Yeung: caught between a rock and a hard place

Civic Party candidate Alvin Yeung is hoping to win the seat vacated by his former mentor Ronny Tong, whose resignation triggered the New Territories East by-election. But he faces a tough challenge from the DAB's Holden Chow and the young localist candidate Edward Leung.

Leung Sze-ho – the independent who wants to block filibustering in Legco

Leung says the key is to modify the rules of procedures after he gets elected to the Legislative Council. By Rubie Fan   Barrister Albert Leung Sze-ho...

Former Democrat reinvents himself as “third way” Ultraman

Nelson Wong co-founded a new centrist party called Third Side after being expelled from the Democratic Party last year. Now he's contesting the New Territories East by-election on a platform of communication and earning Beijing's trust.

Taiwan Election 2016

Dispatches from Taiwan

A small Varsity team went to Taiwan for the Presidential and Legislative Yuan elections earlier this month. They came back with these stories looking at different aspects...

The Force Awakened: Rise of Small Parties in Taiwan’s Politics

From the barricades to the ballots, 2016's legislative yuan polls became a battlefield for post-sunflower small parties who hoped to make inroads in Taiwan's...

Vote as a “Taiwanese”

Even if they are permanent residents, most foreigners in Taiwan cannot vote, regardless of how long they have lived on the island. That is because few are willing to give up their original nationality to become citizens in Taiwan, especially when their new citizenship can be taken away if they break the law or violate "morals". Varsity explores a complex issue few Taiwanese are even aware of - foreigners voting rights.

District Council Elections 2015

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...

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”...

2015 District Council polls saw record-high voter turnout rate

The 2015 District Council elections saw a record high 1.47 million people voting, with a record-breaking turnout rate of around 47%. The highest turnouts were...

Taiwan Election 2012

Salon Culture Brews Taiwan Blend Democracy

Taiwan's cafes and bookstores host to a vibrant salon culture that played an important part in the island's democracy and as Varsity discovers, continues to provide a platform for debate today.

Partisan Taiwan Press Splash Political Colours on the Page

Taiwan's free-wheeling media is well-known for its dogged reporting of political scandals and celebrity gossip. The island's media organisations are also known for their clear political stances. Most news outlets are identified as being either Blue or Green. Is there a way out of this stalemate?