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Oiwan Lam · June, 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 June, 2011

China: Recycling sewage oil

A video showing how industrial and sewage oil is recycled in a dirty workshop in China. (via Sina Video Weibo)

China: Major Websites Go Red for Communist Party’s 90th Anniversary

Steven Millward from Penn Olson notices that major Chinese websites and portals are “going red” for celebrating the Communist Party's 90th Anniversary.

China: Local government budget, land seizure and social unrest

C. Custer from China Geeks explains the relation between local governments’ budget, forced demolition and social unrest in China. To pay back the 1.6 trillion debt, the blogger anticipates a...

China: Fake Propaganda Photo

Roland Soong translates a local news story about netizens’ spoofing of a fake propaganda photo which showed the leaders of a county in Sichuan County inspecting the newly constructed country...

China: Canadian expat's reaction to the real-name registration for train ticket

Lost Laowai posts a video showing how a Canadian expat lost his temper when the train ticket office demanded him to show his passport when buying a train ticket.

China: Leaked directives for Taiwanese Internet commentators

China Digital Times translated a leaked directive for Internet commentators to channel online public opinion in Taiwan.

China: The politics of hydroelectricity

Sinologistical Violoncellist has a guest post by Kristiana Henderson of Pacific Lutheran University which addresses the politics of hydroelectricity projects in Tibet by looking into the history of conflicts between...

China: The significant of singing “red songs”

Jottings from the Granite Studio has a guest post written by YaJun on the political implications of “singing red song campaign”.

China: Update on the Independent Candidate Campaigns

The spokesperson for the Commission on Legislative Affairs of the National People’s Congress stated [zh] on June 8 2011 that no legal basis exists for independent candidacy in grassroots people's...

China: Experience of Rural Migrant Worker

Trica Wang blogs about her experience of riding the Beijing subway disguised as a migrant worker while conducting fieldwork.

China: The first successful lawsuit on sexual harassment in Guangzhou

Olivia from ChinaHush translates a local news story about the first successful lawsuit on sexual harassment in Guangzhou.

China: Ai Weiwei Back Home

Prominent artist Ai Weiwei has been released on bail last night (June 22, 2011), Committee to Protect Journalists comments on the incident and points out that the whereabouts of Ai's...

China: Is using a VPN in the People's Republic of China illegal?

Want to know whether or not using a VPN or other circumvention devices is legal in China? See the answers and discussions at Quora.

China’s Civilizing Influence in North Korea

Adam Cathcart from Sinologistical Violoncellist notes the changes in the rhetoric's of political slogan in Pyongyang and discusses influence China has on North Korea.

China: Dialogue between Local Official and Independent Mayoral Candidate

China Digital Times has translated independent mayoral candidate, Cao Tian's blogpost that records his conversation with an official from Zhengzhou who tried to dissuade him from participating in the election....

China: Chinese Culture and Kungfu Panda

Sascha from Chengdu Living picks up the discussion in the Chinese online world on their view on the movie Kungfu Panda and its representation of Chinese culture.

China: Farmers shot in protest

Boxun has released a short documentary on anti forced land acquisition protests in Guanxi Fangsheng back in April 2011. In the protest, a number of farmers were shot by police...

China: Mixed Reactions to Communist Party Movie Epic

Beginning of the Great Revival, the epic cinematic tribute to the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), was released in mainland China cinema on June 15, 2011. However,...

China: Leftover women, do not get married!

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu translates an article on feminist debate about a Beijing erotica artist set of painting on “Leftover women, do not get married! Let’s enjoy ruining...

China: Sina Weibo Controversies

Sunny Ye from Techrice reports on two recent controversies on Sina Weibo regarding content plagiarism and closing of user accounts.

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