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District Council Polls 2015

Sound Feature on Tuen Mun Lok Tsui – most contested constituency in the District...

Tuen Mun Lok Tsui is one of the most competitive districts in this year’s District Council election. Six candidates from different political backgrounds are...
Veteran district councillor Andrew Cheng Kar-foo

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.

Political Landscape of the District Council – are independent candidates really independent?

We bring to you the political landscape of this year's District Council election. Are "independent candidates" really independent? Why is it difficult to decode...

Ole Chiu – Serving the people through politics instead of medicine

Full-time nurse Ole Chiu of the post-Occupy group Youngspiration explains why he is standing against a pan-democrat as well as a pro-establishment candidate in the 2015 District Council Election.

Football: A New Way to Promote Civic Awareness?

Mei Foo Home and Public Affairs experiment with new ways to arouse civic awareness and contribute to the community. By Kelly Wong Kenny Poon Kwan-yin was...

History and development of the District Council Part II – after 1997

The elected district boards were replaced by a provisional body after the handover in 1997 which was disbanded after fresh elections were held in 1999. This year's election will return 458 members and there will be no appointed members.

Engineer Patrick Wong Chun-sing joins the election

Professionals are getting more vocal about politics in Hong Kong and engineer Patrick Wong is taking it one step further. Wong is standing in the 2015 District Council Election as a candidate in the Taikoo Shing East constituency.

Be Your Natural Self: Sheep Wong Finds His Own Way of Running a Campaign

When the 79-day Occupy Movement ended last year, some young people vowed to continue their fight for democracy at local level and resolved to stand in the 2015 District Council election. Sheep Wong, vying for the Tung Chung South seat, is one of them.

The History and Development of the District Council – Part I

This infographic shows the history and development of the District Council before 1997. Tomorrow we will post Part II, showing development after the handover...

The Battlefield – Interview with Professor Ma Ngok

This Sunday will see the first territory-wide elections since the end of the Occupy Movement last year. Some activists from the movement - calling themselves Umbrella Soldiers - vowed to continue the struggle for democracy in the District Council polls. But political scientist Ma Ngok says these local elections will be won or lost on local community issues.