Last weekend (August 26-27), the Chinese wikimedia conference was held in Hong Kong. The two-day conference included a keynote address by Mr Jimmy Wales, founder and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Wikemedia Foundation, and other panels and sessions by noted speakers from the region. Topics included the content, technology, policy and social science issues around the Wikimedia project. Other invited speakers include Legislative Councilor Mr Sin Chung-Kai, Ms Christine Loh, etc.
Chihiro from inmediahk.net lists out local newspapers which chose to report and not to report on the conference, and tries to read into their nature: most of which have pro China government background (zh).
Yeahayeah blogs about his impression on the participants and his disappointment with the conference:
He was particularly frustrated about the panel on censorship issue as the speakers were just explaining the absolute authority of China governemnt, in the end:
Charles Mok, one of the speakers from Hong Kong, blogs some photos and links without much comments.
Chiao, from Taiwan, blogs some facts that he got from Jimmy Wales and his impression on Hong Kong Wikipedians:
HK Wikipedian is very, very young. High school kids, many of them.