Posts Tagged ‘Hong Kong’
“Localists” is an all-embracing term used to describe non-establishment people from outside the traditional pan-democratic camp, but it hides significant ideological differences among those who have been grouped under the label. Varsity takes a deeper look at what divides them.
Almost 70 per cent of young Hongkongers support the localists, our survey finds. We look at how Secondary School students view the localists, and why they think localism is the way out for Hong Kong.
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.
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.
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. Her key concern is the quality of life in Hong Kong. The city, she says, is about as habitable as Mars. She has trouble deciding who to vote for in the […]
The struggle between development and conservation is being played out in some of Hong Kong’s most scenic and ecologically valuable spots – in ecological buffer zones called enclaves. These are plots of private land located inside country parks but excluded from their boundaries. We explain what enclaves are, how they came into being and take a look at some of the controversies surrounding their use.
There are fewer than 40 serving guide dogs in the city, or around one guide dog for every 4,300 visually impaired people; the International Guide Dog Federation says ideally there should be one guide dog for every 100. It’s hard to train more partly because existing laws and regulations only acknowledge the use of guide dogs for the visually impaired, not the trainers.
Hongkongers are more and more interested in their own history, as we can see in the popularity of local history tours. We look at how the framing of history directly affects how Hongkongers see themselves today.
The Hong Kong government is defining the debate over a universal pension as one of the elderly against the young. We asked elderly and young Hongkongers to weigh in.
People who play video games professionally are taking advantage of the growing industry in China, Taiwan, and elsewhere in the world, but aspiring pro-gamers in Hong Kong are having trouble catching up to their peers.