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Oiwan Lam · November, 2013

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

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from November, 2013

China: Ai Weiwei's Flower Protest

  30 November 2013

The Chinese government has restricted artist-activist Ai Weiwei from traveling outside the country since 2011 when he was prosecuted with Tax evasion. To express his discontent, he decided to put flowers on his bike outside his studio. @dgatterdam retweeted @aiww's picture with a brief note. Every day @aiww will put...

Political Prisoners of China Playing Cards

  28 November 2013

Anthony Tao reviewed a card game at Kotaku. It is called “Political Prisoners of China Playing Cards”. The two jokers are: Xi Jinping and Hu Jintao. Top political prisoner is Liu Xiaobo.

Tiananmen Student Activist Asks Hong Kong Government to Arrest Him

  25 November 2013

Tiananmen student activist, Wu’er Kaixi, was landed in Hong Kong International airport today (November 25), initially for flight transit. However, he refused to get onto the plane and asked the Hong Kong government to arrest him as he is a most-wanted fugitive since the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. He explained in...

Hong Kong Slutwalk 2013

  25 November 2013

Evan Fowler from the Housenews explained the significance of slutwalk in Hong Kong. The recent comments of Security Chief Lai Tung Kwok, who suggested women should not “drink too much” in order to avoid being raped, and the pro-China Executive Councillor Cheng Yiu Tong who argued that Hong Kong candidates...

General Motors’ Headquarters Move Out of China

  22 November 2013

China Law Blog's guest writer Greg Anderson commented on the recent announcement on General Motors’ decision to move its international headquarters from Shanghai to Singapore. To answer the question, the writer asked why did GM move its headquarter to China back in 2004. In hindsight, it seems GM became overly...

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China, Stop Calling Uyghur Muslims Terrorists

  18 November 2013

Uyghur people are more and more often associated with the term "terrorist" in China. Such labeling has turned random individual criminal acts into the collective responsibility of an ethnic minority.

China to Ease One-child Policy

  18 November 2013

Off-beat China translated some Chinese netizens reactions to the loosening up one-child policy. The new “long-term balanced development of the population” approach will give more autonomy for city residents to have more than one child. However, many find the ease not really helpful. For example, one comment says: A second...

What Are Xi's Plans for China's Media?

  18 November 2013

David Bandurski from China media project looked into the media policy of the new leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, in particular after the Third Plenum meeting. Against the background of the setting up of a new national security committee, the question to be addressed is: How might the Party...

Kim Jong-Un Found in Hong Kong?

  15 November 2013

North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un has an impersonator in Hong Kong. Hong Wrong interviewed the Australian Hong Konger, ‘Howard’, who had performed Kim Jong-un for an Israeli burger chain. Howard likes to wander around in Lan Kwai Fong and takes picture with passer-by so don't be surprise to run...

Can a Foreigner Becomes a Chinese Communist Party Member?

  12 November 2013

Marco Loglio, a long-term Shenzhen expat from Italy, attempted to apply for Chinese Communist Party Membership to help protect the environment and conserve the culture. But he found out that has to give up his or her nationality and become a Chinese national first. Nanfang Daily has the story.

Bachelor's Day Sets Online Shopping Record Again

  12 November 2013

November 11 is the Bachelor's Day in China and a time for online shopping. Yesterday the online e-commerce platform Alibaba set a world record when it processed more than $5.75 billion in online payments. More from China Digital Times.

Comics Comparing Hong Kong and Taiwan Society

  10 November 2013

Kevin Tang from Hong Wrong translated a series of comics depicting the differences between Hong Kong and Taiwan by a Hong Kong-based Taiwanese artist JIEJIEHK. Below is one of the comparison that vividly shows the difference between the restaurant services in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

China: Vagina Talk

  10 November 2013

Beijing Foreign Studies University Gender Activism Club organized an online photo display of “My Vagina says…” Joe from ChinaSMACK translated a number of vagina statements.

Hong Kong Pride Parade 2013

  10 November 2013

Here is a video uploaded by Ares Ng from Youtube showing the empowering and happy rally scene of Hong Kong Pride Parade 2013 which has taken place in Hong Kong during the weekend on November 9, 2013.

Sex Education, Chinese-Style

  6 November 2013

Liz Carter from Tea Leaf Nation introduces the readers to a viral video teaching parents how to explain sex to their kids. Most parents in China will tell their kids that they are picked up from the garbage bin, the video offers some tips to explain sex without actually talking...

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