A media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong. My Twitter account is @oiwan and personal views are published on: patreon.com/oiwan
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 new wave of social unrest approaching.
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 road at Lihong Town.
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 indigenous Sami community with the Norwegian government since 1850s.
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 congress elections. To be a candidate in grassroots representative elections, he said, one has to first be endorsed by a...
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 associate, freelance journalist Wen Tao, missing since April 3 and presumed detained, is still unknown.
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. The first bird that takes wing is the first to get shot, said the official.
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 gunfire.
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, the suspended release of Hollywood movies in June as a result, has enraged many people. Find out netizens' responses here.
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 men!”
China: Sina Weibo Controversies
Sunny Ye from Techrice reports on two recent controversies on Sina Weibo regarding content plagiarism and closing of user accounts.
China: Tibetan Arrest List
High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that provides details about Tibetan writers and teachers who have been arrested or imprisoned since 2008.