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, 2012
China: Guangdong Village Riots over Land Sale
China Digital Times translates a Caijing news story about a village riot in Guangdong province against local government's secret land sale deal.
China: Shanghai Metro Blames Sexual Harassment on Women's Immodest Clothing
Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu reported a debate in reaction to Shanghai Metro's microblog post, which blames sexual harassment on women's immodest dressing. While some women have stood up to protest against the sexual discrimination, the popular sentiment online has sided with the Metro company.
Hong Kong: Maid's Toilet and Bedroom
Local newspaper exposed that a popular children songs singer Purple Lee has put her migrant domestic maid to live in a room where there is a bed and a toilet bowl. Dictionary of politically incorrect Hong Kong Cantonese has translated netizens’ reaction to the news.
China: Victim of Late Term Abortion Labelled as Traitor
The father of the aborted seven-month-old fetus, Deng Jiyuan, upon interviewed with a German reporter was labelled as traitor of the country and the local government mobilized residents to protest outside his house. David Wertime from Tea Leaf Nation has the full story.
North Korea: Drawings Of Concentration Camps
Anthony Tao from Beijing Cream highlighted some drawings by survivors of North Korean concentration and work camps from a Korean forum.
China: An Account of Citizen Disappearance
Cao Yaxue from Seeing Red in China has translated civil rights activist Xu Zhiyong's account of his recent disappearance – a more than 24 hours interrogation and illegal detention.
China: Bridge Blogger List
DANWEI has presented its annual Model Worker Awards 2012, a list of the best specialist websites, blogs and online sources of information about China.
China: Space Missions or Social Development?
On June 16, China successfully launched its Shenzhou-9 capsule into space. Some netizens have criticized the government's excessive spending on a space mission whilst basic social needs are still lacking in many parts of the country.
China: Africans Protest a Suspicious Death in Police Custody
Chinese public opinion has been highly divisive following a protest involving hundreds of African residents of Guangzhou this week, sparked by the suspicious police station death of a member of the southern Chinese city's large African community.
China, Hong Kong: ‘Happy Ad’ for Student Abortions Ignites Debate
A hospital in mainland China has advertised a special installment payment package for university students, for getting abortions conveniently in the event of accidental or unwanted pregnancies. The hospital's marketing poster has caught the attention of Hong Kong's netizens.
Hong Kong, China: Military Vehicles Entered the City
Dictionary of Politically Incorrect Hong Kong Cantonese posted photos and video taken by netizens on the night of June 15th, showing military vehicles of the People Liberation Army running on the busy city streets. Many believe that this is a move to scare people away from July 1st demonstration.
China: Must Private Charity have Government Blessing?
China Media Project has translated a commentary on the recent discussion about the development of charity in China. The commentary is triggered off by a criticism made by a TV anchor, Cui Yongyuan on the Hunan Education Bureau's uncooperative manner towards charity work.
China: Late-Term Abortion Forced by Corrupt Officials
Images of a woman forced to undergo a late-term abortion in Ankang Shaanxi Province in China have been circulating widely in Chinese social media and micro-blogging platforms triggering furious reactions.
China: Grandpa Wen, I want to go to school!
Ministry of Tofu has captured some protest photos of rural migrant children at the entrance of Fengtai District Education Commission in Beijing, pleading to Chinese Primer Wen Jiabao with a banner: “Grandpa Wen, I want to go to school!”. 14,000 kids have been kicked out of schools since the Beijing...
China: Food and Love
YJ From Rectified Name wrote an article about the meaning of food share among Chinese people: “Food is life. But in China, it is so much more…it is love”.
Prominent AIDS/HIV Doctor-Activist Kicked out of China
Deanna Dong from Tea Leaves Nation blogs about Chinese micro-bloggers’ comments on the leaving of prominent doctor-activist Dr. Lu Guogan, whose non-profit AIDS/HIV clinic in Guangxi province was recently shut down by the Chinese government.
Experience with China Post
Tom from Seeing Red in China has written an interesting post on his experience with China Post.
Baidu Map's Story about China
China Beat has captured a number of Chinese biggest search engine's map search results, which tell an interesting story about China – strong state, strong capital, weak social.
Hong Kong, China: Condemning the Apparent Staged Suicide of Li Wangyang
Thousands of people in Hong Kong took to the street on June 10, to condemn the apparent staged suicide of political prisoner Li Wangyang, a martyr who lived his life for defending justice and truth.
China: An interview with Chinese Cartoon Satirist
Tom from Seeing Red in China interviewed Chinese Cartoon Satirist, Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm on his political cartoons.
Catfight Between China and the US Over Air Quality
The Chinese authority is unhappy about the monitoring of air quality by foreign consulates and embassies, while the U.S suggests China to do the same thing and check upon the air quality in U.S's land. Offbeat China points out that the cat fight is a competition of “soft power” between...