LegCo 2016 Debrief: Fractions of factions

LegCo 2016 Debrief: Fractions of factions

Timothy Peirson-Smith takes a look at the new LegCo and what the results mean for governance, the next President, the  CE elections and business.

LegCo 2016-2020: Campaigns divide, legislators unite!

LegCo 2016-2020: Campaigns divide, legislators unite!

Campaigning is one thing. Actually being a legislator is another. Successful legislators will not be those who segment their voting base, but those who can…

LegCo 2016 & Business: Bad News – and it’s your fault

LegCo 2016 & Business: Bad News – and it’s your fault

Analysis and opinion from Editor in Chief, Andrew Work on why business has few friends in LegCo and no one stands for the markets. This…

張國鈞:應改選舉法例  望民記續為建制掌舵

張國鈞:應改選舉法例 望民記續為建制掌舵

選舉在即,張國鈞指自己主打教育及房屋問題,但認為現行選舉條例令候選人間鮮有政策辯論。

蔡堅:立法會醫學界兩候選人代表唔到我

蔡堅:立法會醫學界兩候選人代表唔到我

Prepare for upsets in LegCo elections: Timothy Peirson-Smith

Prepare for upsets in LegCo elections: Timothy Peirson-Smith

Timothy Peirson-Smith looks at the upcoming elections. Populism, vote-splitting, get-out-the-vote capabilities and other complexities make for interesting times.

選舉策略系列:光環背後,本土陣營同床異夢

選舉策略系列:光環背後,本土陣營同床異夢

青年新政-本民前以及熱普城兩大本土派選舉聯盟在競選過程中一直極力避免直接攻擊對方,但雙方的支持者另有想法。

Election analysis: Localist voter behaviour in New Territories West

Election analysis: Localist voter behaviour in New Territories West

Hong Kong’s voting system tends to produce fragmented electoral results. Small parties win big, while large parties win little. New Territories West, the largest constituency…

Keep friends close, enemies closer: Localist attempts to play nice disintegrate

Keep friends close, enemies closer: Localist attempts to play nice disintegrate

The two localist electoral alliances running in the upcoming LegCo elections have been trying to avoid even the slightest confrontation against each other. Their supporters…

One brave soul: Only one candidate showed up to last night’s IT election forum

One brave soul: Only one candidate showed up to last night’s IT election forum

Eric Yeung was absent from Frontline Tech Worker’s election forum for the IT functional constituency last night, leaving only Charles Mok to answer voters’ questions….

楊全盛缺席論壇 莫乃光單刀赴會

楊全盛缺席論壇 莫乃光單刀赴會

前線科技人員舉行資訊科技界選舉論壇,兩位候選人莫乃光及楊全盛均獲邀出席。然而,楊全盛於論壇三日前〔八月十五日〕突然通知主辦方,因「日程安排所限」將缺席。論壇昨晚如期舉行,現場僅有莫乃光一人唱獨腳戲。

Political Risers: Cleared for takeoff: First Officer Jeremy Tam

Political Risers: Cleared for takeoff: First Officer Jeremy Tam

Jeremy Tam (譚文豪) has earned his wings in the cockpit – and as a feisty official the pilot union. Now he flies the Civic Party…

Your Second Vote: Pan-dems bring their own Kryptonite to super seat elections

Your Second Vote: Pan-dems bring their own Kryptonite to super seat elections

Pan-dems have abandoned their winning ways in the super seat election. Will it prove their electoral Kryptonite, leaving the establishment to win the day?

Election analysis: Voter behaviour in New Territories East

Election analysis: Voter behaviour in New Territories East

During the LegCo by-election last February, Alvin Yeung and Edward Leung are often described as archenemies whose voter bases largely overlap. Yu-Xi Chau looks into…

Strategic voting in Hong Kong

Strategic voting in Hong Kong

During the LegCo by-election last February, Alvin Yeung and Edward Leung are often described as archenemies whose voter bases largely overlap. Yu-Xi Chau looks into…

選舉策略系列:超區大混戰,為何泛民不協調?

選舉策略系列:超區大混戰,為何泛民不協調?

九月立法會選舉,泛民共有六張名單競逐超區議席。候選人眾多,難免有分薄票源的「攬炒」之虞。為何泛民不協調?候選人各有解釋。

Social media masters of LegCo elections

Social media masters of LegCo elections

A localist “goddess”, a pan-democrat love novelist and two pro-establishment veterans are leading in a race where netizens vote by ‘likes’.

民主思路大合唱《一點燭光》谷選情

民主思路大合唱《一點燭光》谷選情

民主思路選情落後,望藉翻唱經典廣東歌谷選情吸溫和選民票。

Eric Yeung challenges Charles Mok’s IT seat

Eric Yeung challenges Charles Mok’s IT seat

Eric Yeung kicked off his campaign on 6 Aug with Chan Kin-por and Wong Ting-Kwong’s support. He aims to seize the Legco IT seat from…

楊全盛「reboot香港」劍指莫乃光

楊全盛「reboot香港」劍指莫乃光

楊全盛昨晚舉行起動大會,為九月立法會選舉造勢,有意取代莫乃光成為下屆資訊科技界代表,獲陳健波及黃定光支持。

Plan ‘B’ for Baggio: Two localist groups unite in Legco elections

Plan ‘B’ for Baggio: Two localist groups unite in Legco elections

Youngspiration and Hong Kong Indigenous have planned for the whimsy of Electoral Affairs Commission edicts. Plan B is a go as Baggio Leung tops the…

梁頌恆新東擔大旗 強調不打悲情牌

梁頌恆新東擔大旗 強調不打悲情牌

本土派組織「青年新政」召集人梁頌恆與前「本土民主前線」成員李東昇合組的新名單昨被選管會裁定有效,在本民前發言人梁天琦未能出閘的狀況下而「反客為主」,將代表兩個組織參選立法會新界東地區直選。而梁天琦則會負責協助統籌青政於新界東、新界西及九龍西三區的選舉工作。

Political Risers: Chan Ho-tin the steadfast independence advocate

Political Risers: Chan Ho-tin the steadfast independence advocate

Against all odds, Chan Ho-tin (陳浩天) is confident that he will emerge as a winner in this Legco election – whether he is allowed to…

EAC asking for wrong declaration of HK Independence candidates

EAC asking for wrong declaration of HK Independence candidates

The EAC declaration is wrong and will cause Hong Kong people to turn against the Basic Law.

One Movement, Three Answers to the EAC oath of fealty: The Localists’ response

One Movement, Three Answers to the EAC oath of fealty: The Localists’ response

The three localists who receive EAC’s e-mails asking their stance on Hong Kong independence reply differently to the same question. As the court rejects the…

港大法律系教授:確認書安排多此一舉

港大法律系教授:確認書安排多此一舉

社民連主席吳文遠、副主席陳德章,及本土民主前線梁天琦分別入稟高院申請司法覆核,望推翻選管會要求立法會選舉參選人簽署「確認書」的決定。高等法院明將處理申請。而香港大學法律學院楊艾文教授指選管會有關新候選人確認書的理據難以令人信服,法理上並無需要。

Top legal prof: New electoral confirmation form is redundant

Top legal prof: New electoral confirmation form is redundant

Professor Simon Young of the University of Hong Kong challenges legality of an additional confirmation form required by the EAC and its authority to invalidate…

Legco election prospects: Shiu Ka-chun stands out in race for Social Welfare seat

Legco election prospects: Shiu Ka-chun stands out in race for Social Welfare seat

The social work lecturer-activist joins a six-strong coalition comprising pan-democrats running in functional constituency elections. (Translated by Alex Fok; read original Chinese article here)

本土派的環保份子 – 譚凱邦

本土派的環保份子 – 譚凱邦

陳雲獲封為「國師」前,於中學任教科學的譚凱邦,便已從城市規劃和環保角度,宣揚本土主義。譚凱邦去年當選區議員,今年他更進一步,參選立法會選舉新界西選區,尋求更多選民認同其既本土又環保的理念。

Political Risers: Roy Kwong’s political romance

Political Risers: Roy Kwong’s political romance

Roy Kwong Chun-yu (鄺俊宇), a romance novelist and Democrat ‘superseat’ hopeful, is seeking to untie political knots with words of human touch.