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Oiwan Lam · March, 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 March, 2012

Taiwan: Failed ‘Made in Taiwan’ Clothing Promise Disappoints

Upon its success in establishing its market, former 'Made-in-Taiwan' fashion brand, Lativ, has decided to relocate its production line overseas. Many of its supporters feel betrayed.

China: Netizens Reactions to North Korea Satellite Launch

On March 27, North Korea announced that it would not abandon its satellite launch in mid April despite U.S. President Barack Obama's high profile visit to South Korea this week....

China: A New Collective Blog

Dan Harris from China Law Blog introduced a new collective blog: rectified.name in the Chinese blogosphere.

China: A Titanic Nation

Chinese cartoonist Perverted Pepper posted a political cartoon in which a throng of ordinary Chinese waves goodbye to a large red ship called “Titanic” at Sina Weibo. The drawing was...

China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: What Story can the Number of Votes Tell?

Jimmy from Tea Leaf Nation translates the micro-blog conversation of Hong Kong Chief Executive Election. Netizens compared the number of votes needed for each region to get into leadership position...

Tibetans, the police and China

Tom Lasseter blogs about what he saw in his travel to Tongren, an ethnic Tibetan town in Qinghai Province where two men set themselves on fire last week.

China: Sandstorms and Nuclear Tests

Henryk Szadziewski from Uyghurnomics blogs about the effect of 46 nuclear tests in East Turkestan, the homeland of millions of Uyghurs between 1964-1996 on people and environment.

China: Turning Duck into Goose

Ministry of Tofu translated a local news report about restaurant's trick by giving duck plastic surgery, making it looks like goose so as to making bigger profit.

China: Performance on Losing Weight

China Hush translates a local feature report on an artist's performance on losing weight. Beijing artist Wang Jun is to live on top of an electronic scale for a month,...

China: Political Rumors in Beijing

With the sudden removal of Chongqing party leader Bo Xilai, rumors continue to spread about the internal power within the Chinese Communist Party. David Bandurski from China Media Project describes...

Hong Kong Chief Executive Election: The Pig, the Wolf or Blank Vote?

The Hong Kong Chief Executive "election" is about to take place. Who are the 1200 privileged election committee members going to vote for? The 'Pig', the 'Wolf', a democratic token...

China and Koreas: North Korean Refugees

Mary Soo Anderson writes about the North Korean refugees issue in China and urges human rights organizations continue fighting for them.

China: Shanghai International Adult Products Expo

The 9th Shanghai International Adult Products Expo kicked off with pole dancers and adult movie stars from Japan on March 18, 2012. Off-beat China has posted a set of photos...

China: Reactions to India's Poor and Homeless

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese netizens’ reactions to a set of photos that show India's poor and homeless.

Hong Kong: Indie Music Made Illegal by Contradictory Policies

Contradictory to the government's policy in the development of the cultural and creative industries in Hong Kong, autonomous indie music venues and performances have become targets for harassment by a...

China: Secret Arrest Law Passed

Samuel Wade from the China Digital Times translated some initial reactions from Twitter on the passing of a controversial amendment to China’s Criminal Procedure Law which provides legal ground to...

China: End of Chongqin Model Upon the Removal of Bo Xilai?

The former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader of Chongqing, Bo Xilai, has been removed from his post and replaced by Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang. Some believe that it signifies the...

Hong Kong: Everyday Misery Unaddressed in Small Circle Mayoral Election

On the eve of the election of the Chief Executive in Hong Kong, a netizen presents a video showing the miserable life of Hong Kong people which hasn't been given...

China: Kony 2012, Chinese Netizen Reactions

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese netizens’ reaction to “Kony 2012″.

China: New Criminal Procedure Law Undermine Human Rights

Samuel Wade from China Digital Times summed up the discussion on how the proposed amendment of criminal procedure law in China will undermine human rights.

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