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Oiwan Lam · October, 2010

A media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong. My Chinese writings are in inmediahk.net and my Twitter account is @oiwan.

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from October, 2010

China: Debate on Rare Earths Export

29 October 2010

With the rise of nationalistic sentiment in China, a majority of mainland Chinese support the government's policy in restricting the export of rare earths to Japan and other western countries.

China and the U.S: Fuss about rare earth

29 October 2010

Adam Minter from Shanghai Scrap looks into the data of China agricultural trade and points out that the recent intimations of a ban on the rare earth elements has been overstated. On the other hand, the Chinese experts have underestimated the importance of low-cost soy beans and wheat to social...

China’s image in posters

29 October 2010

Annie Lee from China Hush translates a feature article [cn] which looks into China's image in political posters in the past 61 years.

China: A Mistress Denounced The Maoming Vice-Mayor

27 October 2010

The Internet provides new space for citizen to uncover corruption. The latest case is a mistress denouncing the vice-mayor of Maoming city for corruption and debauchery by posting his nude photos online. (ESWN has translated the story.)

China: Professional test-takers

27 October 2010

China Geeks translates a journal article from Southern Weekend on the business of professional test-takers and how foreign institutions struggle to combat Chinese cheaters.

China: Rare earth

25 October 2010

George Chen blogs about the international and domestic debates over China’ exportation of rare earth.

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China: My father is Li Gang!

22 October 2010

The son of a deputy police director in Hebei province killed a young woman in a traffic accident on October 16 and reportedly shouted to an angry crowd, "Go ahead and sue me, my father is Li Gang". Now hundreds of people have been writing and sharing songs and poetry online in protest against bad behavior by offspring of government officials

China: Maoist worker activist in jail

21 October 2010

JJ from China Study Group looks into the significance of Zhao Dongmin's arrest and imprisonment. Zhao is a lawyer, labor activist and Maoist. He has been put in jail more than a year after his arrest for trying to setup a workers’ watchdog group to combat corrupt and illegal SOE...

China: Dairy Wars

21 October 2010

ESWN collects and translates reports about the scandal of Mengnui smearing campaign towards its rival Yili and Shengyuan.

China: Woser's acceptance speech for the Courage in Journalism Award

20 October 2010

Tibetan writer and blogger Woser has been awarded by the International Women's Media Foundation for its Courage in Journalism Award. Since she is under monitored and cannot travel outside the country to receive the award, she posted her acceptance speech in her blog (English version translated by A.E Clark).

China: 50 Cent Party Roams on Internet

20 October 2010

Lee Chi-Leung from interlocals.net translated an investigative report written by Chang Lei on the history of government hired online commentators, the so-called 50 Cent Party, in China.

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