Posts Tagged ‘new territories’

December 2016 – That which divides us

December 2016 – That which divides us

At home and in the world at large, societies seem to be getting more polarised and many are seeing a pushback against globalisation. Boundaries are becoming more apparent. In this issue’s Periscope, Varsity looks at the boundaries and divisions between different groups of people in Hong Kong society.

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The Walls Within

The Walls Within

Traditional life in Hong Kong’s indigenous villages has changed over the years as indigenous villagers move out and outsiders move in. How do these groups get along with one another and how does that compare with the unspoken rules villagers have always used to maintain relations?

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Alvin Yeung: caught between a rock and a hard place

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.

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

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 was the last candidate to submit his nomination for the upcoming New Territories East by-election. He claims to be an independent candidate, though he is the director of […]

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Meet the voters of the New Territories East Legco By-election 2016

Meet the voters of the New Territories East Legco By-election 2016

You’ve met the candidates, and we’ll have more on them soon. In the meantime, meet the voters who will be going to the polls this Sunday. For more features, infographics and news on the Legislative Council by- election, stay tuned to this page and follow us on https://twitter.com/varsitycuhk.

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Meet the Candidates of the New Territories East Legco By-election 2016

Meet the Candidates of the New Territories East Legco By-election 2016

The election is  coming up this Sunday, so take a look at the seven candidates and find out what they stand for. For more features, infographics and news on the Legislative Council by-election, stay tuned to this page and follow us on https://twitter.com/varsitycuhk.

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Market the Community

Market the Community

Lau Shui-shum has been farming for decades, and she used to have to wake up at 1a.m. to harvest and take her crops to market, where she would have little bargaining power. Now thanks to the growing movement of community markets, more Hongkongers are finding out about local agriculture and demanding it.

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An Englishman in South Lantau

An Englishman in South Lantau

British engineer Andrew Brown made history as Hong Kong’s first expatriate village representative under the dual-heads electoral system. He’s won three elections since 2003 and has revitalised San Shek Wan village. But Brown faces an obstacle, the indigenous head, Mo. How does he fight against the “feudalism” of traditional New Territories villages?

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