Legislative Council By-election 2018
Tony Tse Wai-chuen wants to win back his former Architectural, Surveying, Planning and Landscape Functional Constituency seat so he can back more big infrastructure projects for Hong Kong. Tse lost the seat to disqualified lawmaker Edward Yiu Chung-yim in 2016.
Anti-LGBT activist Joyce Chiu Pui-yuk says she's guided by God and the Bible in her bid for the New Territories East seat in Sunday’s Legislative Council By-election.
Former Democrat Wong Sing-chi is standing as an unaffiliated independent in the Legislative Council By-election this Sunday, without any party backing or the Ultraman suit he wore in the 2016 by-election. Wong says he's going back to basics and his campaign slogan is "The courage to choose rationality".
Former Democratic Party Executive Committee member Au Nok-hin has described the upcoming Legislative Council by-election as a referendum and the says he is the Plan B for the whole pro-democracy camp, not just disqualified candidate Agnes Chow Ting and her party Demosistō.
Chief Executive Election 2017
“Lesser evil” refers to supporting a less undesirable pro-establishment candidate in the small-circle Chief Executive election.
Localist Chan Chak-to seeks to collaborate with other members of Election Committee’s IT Subsector
Legislative Council Elections 2016
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.
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.
New Territories East LegCo By-election 2016
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 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...
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
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...
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...
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
How will the political landscape of the next term of the District Councils be like? In this infographic we bring to you the distribution...
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 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
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.
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?