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Oiwan Lam · February, 2012

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 February, 2012

Hong Kong, China: Visual Presentation of Why Hongkongers are Unhappy

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu translated an InfoGraphics published by Southern Metropolis Weekly that seeks to visualize Hong Kong people discontent.

China: Young Girl Burned & Disfigured By Son of Government Official

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated some Weibo and forum posts about a brutal crime in Anhui, in which a young girl was burned and disfigured by the son of a local...

China: Capitalizing Social Network

Jin Ge from China Bubble Watch reports on how star micro-bloggers capitalize their social network by merging their influence with e-commerce.

Hong Kong: Scandals at the Eve of Chief Executive Selection

Cyril Pereira from Asia Sentinel has an update of the latest development of the selection of Chief Executive (city mayor) in Hong Kong. All candidates picked up by the power...

China, Koreas: Netizens Express Humanitarian Concern Over North Korean Refugees

As the Chinese government continues to repatriate North Korean refugees who succeed in fleeing into China, views among the country's netizens are split but seem to show more sympathy than...

China: 1 Billion Mobile Phone Users

C Custer wrote in Asia Tech News for the World on the latest statistic of mobile users in China. The country's mobile phone users will break 1 billion in February...

Hong Kong, India: Farewell to Hong Kong

A southern Indian diaspora is about to leave Hong Kong for long after working in the city for 16 years. He explains why he won't miss the city in his...

China: Tibetan Matches

A satirical cartoon on the self-immolation of Tibetans and the conflict situation in Tibet. By Gianfranco Uber at Cartoon Movement.

Evil Overlords or Lucky Devils: The Men Who Rule Hong Kong

Time out Hong Kong from ChinaSMACK explains how the fate of Hong Kong is controlled by a number of tycoons while middle class have become slaves in the city.

China, U.S.A: Reading between the lines of Xi Jinping's U.S. visit

China Media Project has translated prominent blogger Yang Hengjun's recent analysis of three statements made by China's future president, Xi Jinping, in his visit to the U.S.A.

Global: Vigils in Solidarity with Tibetans

Since February 2009, 23 Tibetans have self-immolated to protest for a free Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama. In the month of the Tibetan New Year, activists from...

Hong Kong: Videos Against Homophobic Bullying in Schools

A LGBT group in Hong Kong has released a series of advocacy videos against homophobic bullying in schools. Oiwan Lam reports.

China: New Monetization Model for Sina Weibo

Jin Ge from China Bubble Watch introduces a new monetization model for Sina Weibo.

China: Online Protest Against the Bear Bile Business

Since early 2011, Gui Zhentang, China's largest bear bile medicine producer, has been trying to apply for stock market launch on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Last year, the application was...

China: Migratory Birds Poisoned and Served in Dining Table

Ministry of Tofu translated a local reports about the poisoning of migratory birds in Hubei province. The dead birds are then headed for dining table in local restaurants.

China: Fascist State?

Roland Farris from Truthout argues that China could be understood as a fascist state with the extension of the role of the nation in all matters, including sports; a sense...

China: The Political Drama of Wang Lijun's “Stress Leave”

Some background on Wang Lijun, the former police chief of Chongqing who sought temporary refuge in a nearby US consulate last week before turning himself over to central government authorities....

China: Half of the journalists imprisoned are Tibetan or Uyghur

The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) reports that more than half of the 27 journalists imprisoned in China are ethnic Tibetan or Uyghur.

China: Another Grassroots Uprising in the North

Follow Wukan Uprising, Panhe Village in Zhejiang province is also revolting against local government and developer who are colluded to grab away villagers’ land. David Wertime from Tea Leaf Nation...

Hong Kong, China: Netizens Mock the University of Hong Kong

One netizen has recreated the University of Hong Kong's logo to mock its centennial celebration last year, arranged to take place during premier Li Keqiang's visit to Hong Kong.

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