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Oiwan Lam · July, 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 July, 2012

30 July 2012

Hong Kong: Tens of Thousands Rally Against ‘National Education’

The new “red” elementary school curriculum controversy continues to ferment. In the past week, parent groups have joined in with concerned student and teacher groups to stop the government from...

29 July 2012

China: ‘Violent’ Pipeline Protest in Qidong

Violence that broke out during a protest against a pipeline construction project in China's Qidong province has split opinion online. The project would channel wastewater from a Japanese owned paper...

24 July 2012

China: Chinese Alcohol

18 July 2012

China: Blogger Shorts SINA to 8% Shares Plunge With a Tweet

On July 16, famous Chinese blogger Isaac Mao wrote on Twitter that he would be shorting $SINA everyday, in reaction to SINA Weibo's (a Chinese microblogging platform) deletion of his...

China: Draft Rule to Prohibit Citizens from Monitoring Air?

China: State-run Media's English Forum

13 July 2012

Hong Kong: Foreign Domestic Workers Protest Mandatory Live-in Policy

A popular singer's outrageous treatment of her maid, who is forced to sleep in a customized bed on top of a toilet bowl, sparked protests outside the immigration office against...

9 July 2012

South Africa: Chinese Account of Attacks on Foreign-Owned Businesses

On June 27 riots started in Botshabelo in reaction to the eviction of street vendors, and the rioters attacked and looted foreign-owned businesses. In the following days the attacks spread...

China: Political Attribution of Next Generation Leaders

Foreign Migrant Workers in China

Hong Kong: Netizens’ Reaction on New Zealand Infant Milk Powder Shortage

China: Fist-fight Dating

8 July 2012

Hong Kong: New “Red” Elementary School Curriculum Flames Concern

Under pressure from mainland China, Hong Kong's elementary schools have to start a new curriculum on "national education." Recently revealed, its module on the "China model" is full of political...

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