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Oiwan Lam · July, 2013

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, 2013

Student Movement in Taiwan

“The Far Eastern Sweet Potatoes” has written a review and analysis of the development of student movement in Taiwan in reaction to issues such as media monopoly and land justice...

An English Written Chinese Classical Couplet

Chinese couplet is a kind of classical poetry written in two lines, which are corresponding to each other in length as well as syntactic and semantic properties. As the couplet...

Is the Man Who Bombed Beijing's Airport a Terrorist or Victim?

A man in a wheelchair, who claims he is paralyzed as the result of cruel beatings by police officers in 2005, set off a homemade bomb in Beijing's airport.

Chinese Court's Bizarre Anti-Sexual Abuse Poster

A poster, warning people to obey the law otherwise turn from “a fresh daisy” to “a shriveled sunflower”, was recently put out by People’s Court in Manzhouli, a small city...

China Law Professor: Raping Bargirl Does Less Harm

While commenting on a recent rape case, Tsinghua University law professor Yi Yanyou argued on microblogging site Sina Weibo that, “It does more harm to rape a good woman than...

Experience of Being Black in China

Marketus Presswood, who previously lived in Beijing for more than eight years, wrote in Tea Leaf Nation about his experience of being black in China in late 1990s. I overheard...

China: Crackdown on Citizen Movement Activists

Chinese Human Rights Defenders has an update on the arrest of citizens and activists in China. The latest detainee is prominent activist Xu Zhiyong, who is considered a moderate reformer....

China Cracks Down on Corruption Whistleblower

China has blocked the web presence of anti-corruption hero Zhu Ruifeng for reporting on the shady relationship between two local communist party officials.

Billionaire Jack Ma Makes About-Face, Praises Chinese Government

Was Ma's change of attitude related to the recent secret execution of “China's Madoff”?

Punish the Unmarried in China?

Starting from July 1, 2013 China put into effect a new filial piety law, requiring grown children to visit their parents “frequently”. In reaction to the law, an elderly suggested...

Outcry Over Hush-Hush Nuclear Plans in Southern China

A complex of nuclear fuel facilities has been quietly planned in Heshan in China's southern Guangdong province, unleashing a wave of anger among Web users over the hush-hush nature of...

China: Rural Identity, Urban Heart

Off Beat China translated a photo feature by Sina which gives a snapshot of the life of a few post-90s migrant works in Beijing.

China: Woman Activist Made Homeless

China: Statue Built and Removed

The Statue of the Soong Ching Ling, wife of Sun Yat-sen, the founder of Republic of China, was appeared in November 2011 in Zhengzhou to mark the 100th anniversary of...

Hong Kong's Burnt Offerings

Chinese Social Media Users are Rumor-Happy, Low-Educated, Report Says

A new report from the state-run Chinese Academy of Social Sciences that labels social media in China as a rumor mill and social media users in China as having low...

Hong Kong's Cosmetics Brand

We're Uyghurs. We're not terrorists.

Against the background of two violent unrests in Xinjiang, a plea from an Uyghur from Xinjiang stirred up discussions of how to make peace with people from different ethnic backgrounds...

Hong Kong's July 1 Rally in Photos, Videos

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