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Oiwan Lam · January, 2011

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

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from January, 2011

China: Law student almost got arrested for attempt to capture cadre’s privilege moment

A Beijing University student ran into trouble when trying to take some snapshots of a cadre who enjoyed privilege in the train station. Full story see Olivia from China Hush.

China: The eight most read China blogs

Dan from China Law Blog introduces the eight most read English written China blogs to his readers.

China: Role in resolving Africa's conflicts

Safeworld, a NGO on peace and conflict, published a report on China's glowing role in resolving Africa's conflicts.

China: Censorship Virus Breaks into PKU Printers

Peking University's Portal Website calls for urgent attention on the recent introduction of censorship mechanism among the campus printing shops: no political sensitive materials can be photocopied inside the campus.

China: 88% of Chinese trust government?

Edelman, one of the top five global public relations firms, released its 2011 Trust Barometer on January 26 2011. The report indicates that China ranked first, with 88% trust, in...

China: Air force training exercise or Top Gun?

China Central Television reported on an air force training exercise on January 23. The news clip showed a target hit by the air-to-air missile fired by a J-10 fighter aircraft....

China: Current Affairs Commentary, the Internet and the Spirit of the Media

Veteran journalist Chang Ping (长平) has been forced by authorities to leave the Southern Media Group, where he has worked as an editor and columnist for years. It is believed...

China: Let the Bullets Fly

Dan Edwards from Screening China introduces director Jiang Wen's recent movie, Let the Bullets Fly. The movie has recently broken the record of domestic box office.

China's Campaign Against Corruption

Steve Dickinson from China Law Blog looks into 2 reports published by the PRC National Audit Office that address the corruption problem of government officials.

China: A Subversive New Years’ Video Card

C. Custer from ChinaGeek translates and analyses a subversive New Years’ video card, “Little Rabbit, Be Good!”. The video addresses most of the social conflicts happened in the past few...

China: Chengdu graffiti artist

Charlie from Chengdu living posts his interview with Chengdu's most prolific graffiti artist, GAS.

China: Police and Japanese porn star

Many regional police departments have launched their micro-blogs at Sina for promoting their image and public relations. Recently netizens found out that Xigang Branch Office of Dalian Police Department has...

China: Ticket shortage unresolved for Spring Festival Rush

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translates a news story from Youth Times [zh] on the Ministry of Railways’ unfulfilled promise in solving the ticket shortage problem during the Spring Festival Rush.

China: 2010 housing demolition report

C Custer from ChinaGeek has translated a housing demolition report 2010 (part one and part two) that has been banned from publishing in mainland Chinese mainstream media outlets.

Taiwan: Foxconn nominated for the public eye award

A Hong Kong based NGO Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour has nominated Apple subcontractor, FoxConn for the 2011 public eye award. There are at least 18 workers committed suicide...

China: Farmer hangs himself against land seizure

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu translates a news story and netizen comments about a farmer from Jiangsu province hanging himself against the CCP village committee's seizure of his fish...

China: No more award and prize!

It is clear that the Chinese government is not happy about the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. However, it is beyond normal people's imagination that the propaganda machine would turn its...

China: News and Propaganda Notice in 2011

China Digital Times has translated the Chinese Propaganda Bureau's general notice to local media outlets.

China: The best entry strategy for foreign-owned Internet firm

There is an interesting discussion in Quora on “What will be the best entry strategy for a foreign-owned Internet firm to succeed in China?” Paul Denlinger suggests not to bother...

China: Netizens’ reaction to J-20 Stealth Fighter Test Flight

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translates Chinese netizens’ reaction to the recent J-20 stealth fighter test flight in China.

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