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Oiwan Lam · March, 2011

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 March, 2011

China: Inflation and Fear

Foreseeing the rocket raising inflation, Chinese people are storing up daily necessities, such as Laundry Detergent, at home. Fauna from ChinaSMACK has captured the situation and translated netizens’ response to...

China: Exporting Women

China Hush translated an article from a local forum concerning the imbalance in the “importation” and “exportation” of women in China where the gender ratio has already been distorted which...

Debate about China Model

The China Media Project has translated two articles written by Zhang Weiwei, a CCP think tank and Yang Jisheng, an experience retired reporter on their understanding of China Model.

China: Crackdown on Activists and Opinion Leaders

The Chinese government's crackdown on human rights activists and opinion leaders continues. Samuel Wade from China Digital Timeshas compiled information from all sources to update on the situation.

China: Porcelain Artwork Banned from Shipping out

Bigfools.com posts a picture of a piece of porcelain artwork which has been banned by the Ministry of Culture from shipping out to South Korea's Asia Art Exhibition because it...

China: Opinion Battle on Baidu's Copyright Infringement

More than fifty Chinese writers have formed an alliance protesting against copyright infringement by the Baidu Wenku platform, a Chinese version of Google Books which allows users to read, share...

China: In Defense of the NY Times and Paranoia

Many bloggers and netizens criticized a recent New York Times article on cell phone monitor in China as false as it could not be reproduced by others. C. Custer from...

China: Can we tolerate Baidu’s “evil” stand on IP rights?

Peking University professor, Hu Yong, comments on the recent debate on Baidu Wenku's copyright infringement in China Media Project.

China’s property bubble

Edward Khoo from Fool's Mountain looks into the market psychology that contributes to the property bubble and affects the government's soft landing measures.

The Coming Collapse of China's Soft Power

Johan Lagerkvist from Chinaroader foresees the coming collapse of China's soft power.

China: VPNs don't work

Many Chinese netizens expressed their frustration on the blocking of VPNs in China since last week. Chinaren is among one of them.

China, Tibet: Should Tibetans Have Protested in 2008 or Not?

High Peak Pure Earth translates Tibetan writer Woser's reflection on the 2008 Tibet protest.

China: Consumer Right Performance

China Hush translates a local news story on a staged protest in the International Consumers Rights Day: a Lamborghini owner hired people to break his Lamborghini Gallardo sports car worth...

Is Twitter Relevant For China?

Dan from China Law Blog explains why he decided to shut down his Twitter account.

China: How to Prevent Your Website from Getting Shut Down

Don Weinland from China Digital Times translated social media pioneer Zheng Yun's explanation on the self-regulatory practice among webmasters for preventing their websites being shut down by authorities.

China: Chairman Mao's grandson

Mao Xinyu, Mao Zedong’s grandson, was recently promoted to Major General in Chinese military. He has been a major subject for mockery in the past few years among netizens. The...

China: Salt rush and political trust

Jottings from the Granite Studio has a guest commentary written by Yajun on the recent salt rush. The writer points out that it is a symptom of a profound lack...

China: Rap on Chinese Price

Ministry of Tofu translates a parody rap on the soaring consumer prices in China.

China and Japan: Complicated Relationship

Jottings from the Granite Studio has two posts looking into the the Sino-Japanese relation. The first post depicts a mixture of envy and empathy; the second post looks into the...

China: Netizens Admire Japan’s Post-Earthquake Behavior

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translates Chinese netizens comments on the orderly reaction of Japanese people to the earthquake.

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