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Oiwan Lam · February, 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 February, 2011

China: 50 Cent Party's Fake Retweet

Several Chinese online activists have noticed that the 50 Cent Party has adopted a new tactic in creating fake retweets of prominent online opinion leaders. China Media Project has a...

China: Fake Media Photos of the Jasmine Revolution In China

EastSouthWestNorth highlights anti-CNN bbs‘ criticisms of foreign media using fake photos when reporting about the “Jasmine Revolution” in China.

China: The Risk of Shutting Up Sina Weibo is Zero!?

The reaction of the Chinese government towards the anonymous “Jasmine Revolution” message circulated around overseas dissident websites and Twitter has alerted investment banks’ analysts to cut the rating of Sina's...

China: Chinese TV praised Gaddafi as thinker, revolutionist

KDnet's netizen have dug out the TV interview of Gaddafi broadcast on Phoenix TV on July 18, 2010 in which the TV anchor praised Gaddafi as thinker and revolutionist. The...

China: Hooliganism

China Hush translated a news story about China's last Hooliganism convict. The controversy is on whether the convict should continue serving his sentence for a repealed law.

China: The fable of donkey island and piggy island

Why the hardworking donkey island keeps serving the wealthy piggy island? Utopia Net has a fable [zh] telling the relation between China and the U.S.. Mary Ann O'Donnell from Shenzhen...

China: What a Beautiful Sensitive Word

China Digital Times translated technology blogger Jason Ng's post on “What a beautiful sensitive word” describing how the security police had helped promote the Jasmine Revolution by arresting a large...

China: Exportation of value to Libya

Siweiluozi translated prominent blogger Yang Hengjun's tweet “celebrating” the successful exportation of political value to Libya.

China: The ten years of a Chinese middle class

China Hush translated a Netease feature story on the aspiration and struggle of a Chinese middle class man from 2000-2010.

China: A Chinese Perspective on the “Jasmine Revolution”

Jottings from the Granite Studio has a guest post by Yajun commenting on the so-called “Jasmine Revolution” in China.

China: A staged revolution

C Custer from China Geek blogs about the spread of “Jasmine revolution” through messages from outside China and the police's over reaction from inside China. He also records the “revolutionary...

China: Debating with Shaun Rein

Dan from China Law Blog opens a debate with CNBC's Columnist Shaun Rein, who enjoys representing Chinese point of view and recently wrote an article on “Why A Fast Appreciating...

China: Jasmine Protest

Junling Hu from Democracy in China reports and reflects upon the Jasmine Protest on 20 of February 2011.

China: Chinese police mimic Michael Jackson’s and Korean Wonder Girls’ dance

The official Beijing police embedded a dance video in their microblog message via their Sina account ‘Peaceful Beijing’ as greetings for Chinese Lantern Festival. As the Ministry of Tofu points...

China: The Crackdown of the Southern Media Group

Andy Yee translated Mo Zhixu's explanation on the implication of the recent crackdown of the Southern Media Group marked by the sacking of prominent journalist Chang Ping.

China: Worst Drought in 60 Years

Major agricultural regions in China are facing their worst drought in 60 years. According to government statistics, 2.57 million people and 2.79 million livestock have been hit by the drought....

China: Lhasa People Are “Happiest”?

High Peaks Pure Earth translated Tibetan blogger Woser's article in response to the latest CCTV's survey that found Lhasa be the “2010 City With the Happiest People”.

China: The limits of Chinese censorship

Michael and Eric discuss China’s censorship policies in both the new and traditional media sectors in the latest episode of China Talking points podcast. Text introduction is here.

China: Apple's new supplier responsibility report

Samuel Wade from China Digital Times brings the readers’ attention to Apple company's new supplier responsibility report. The company pledges greater cooperation with Chinese NGOs in the future in the...

China: Could better PR have prevented Groupon's China gaffe?

Imagethief looks into Groupon's public relation strategy in setting up their business in China.

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