Posts Tagged ‘Hong Kong’

The New Localists

The New Localists

“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.

Share

Hong Kong Youth Pin Hopes on Localism

Hong Kong Youth Pin Hopes on Localism

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.

Share

Where they stand on the issues – Kowloon East

Where they stand on the issues – Kowloon East

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.

Share

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.

Share

My First Vote – Vanessa Tse

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. 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 […]

Share

Enclaves – the Struggle over Development

Enclaves – the Struggle over Development

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.

Share

Why It’s So Hard to Train Guide Dogs in Hong Kong

Why It’s So Hard to Train Guide Dogs in Hong Kong

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.

Share

Hidden Histories

Hidden Histories

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.

Share

A Retirement Protection Plan for All?

A Retirement Protection Plan for All?

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.

Share

Esports in Hong Kong — More Than Just Entertainment

Esports in Hong Kong — More Than Just Entertainment

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.

Share