Posts Tagged ‘politics’

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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Former Democrat reinvents himself as “third way” Ultraman

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.

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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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Competition between pan-dems and localists gives DAB the edge in tight NT East race, says scholar

Competition between pan-dems and localists gives DAB the edge in tight NT East race, says scholar

The race to win the New Territories East Legislative Council seat vacated by Ronny Tong is looking to be tight. Latest polls show the Civic Party’s Alvin Yeung neck and neck with the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment (DAB) of Hong Kong’s Holden Chow. But political scientist Ma Ngok says the challenge from Edward Leung from Hong Kong Indigenous could give the pro-Beijing DAB the edge.

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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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Under the Gaze

Under the Gaze

The taunt “If you come out to protest, you should expect to be groped!” is but one example of how female protesters were targeted during the Occupy Central movement last year. What’s the difference between the experiences of women in politics, and that of their male counterparts here?

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Veteran councillor Andrew Cheng is fed up with the district council elections

Veteran councillor Andrew Cheng is fed up with the district council elections

Andrew Cheng Kar-foo served as a district councillor for seven years and a legislator for 17 years. But he says Hong Kong’s elected representatives have little power to change policies due to an unjust political system. At 55 years-old, Cheng says he is too tired and discouraged to run again.

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The People’s Lawyer

The People’s Lawyer

Jeffrey Tam Chun-kit wanted to be a politician so he could help bring democracy to Hong Kong but his mother persuaded him to choose law instead. Now, the Oxford-trained lawyer from a Tuen Mun housing estate is a barrister known for defending pro-democracy causes and activists.

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Finding a Way Forward

Finding a Way Forward

After Jasmine Choi Yan-yan was arrested during the Occupy protests last year, she was denied access to mainland China. The outcome of the protests left some young people feeling powerless, radicalized others, and made yet others think of different ways of bringing about the social changes they want.

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