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Oiwan Lam · December, 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 December, 2013

Mandela's lesson for Hong Kong

Sa Law from left21 wrote a piece on Nelson Mandela and his lesson for Hong Kong, a city where migrant workers are living in apartheid. Due to their long working...

Chinese President Xi Jinping Eats Steam Buns

The news about Chinese President Xi Jingping in a small restaurant eating steam buns with common people was first appeared in Weibo and spread through mainstream media outlets. ChinaSMACK translated...

China's Southern Media Group Turns Back on Anti-Censorship Supporters

The newspaper issued testimony that supports the prosecution of activists who took part in an anti-censorship protest in support of the paper.

Wishing You a Free Christmas from Hong Kong

There are a number of e-Christmas cards that carry political message circulated on social media in Hong Kong. Below are two examples:  

Dishing on Sino-American Relations

Chinese food culture constitutes a significant part in the Chinese language. Below is a part of an online fictional story on a conversation between Obama and Xi Jinping on Sino...

Debate on the Translation of Christmas into Chinese

Ann O'Donnell explains the debate about the translation of Christmas, whether it should be “holy birth festival” or “Jesus birth festival”. For those advocating for the rectification of the Chinese...

Victim of China's One-Child-Policy, 7-year-old Boy Plans Revenge

As a result of one-child policy, many children do not have proper government-issued identification and documentation and are deprived of rights to free education and other social services. A recent...

China: Online Annihilation of Dissent

China Media Project translated veteran journalist and former Southern Weekly commentator Xiao Shu's comment on the Chinese authorities’ online annihilation tactics against Chinese liberal opinion leaders: In early August this...

China: Hot Mom Contest

China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo is holding a “hot mom” contest. While most of the photos are not real mom, the images do tell you a lot about gender relation in...

China: Soft Landing Foreign Policy

South Sea Conversation summarized China foreign policy scholar Professor Wang Yizhou's podcast comment on China’s emerging foreign policy, regional strategy, territorial disputes, global role, and bilateral relations with the US.

China and North Korea: The Inevitable Fate of Jang Song Thaek Under Dictatorship

"The only rule of dictatorship is no rule." Many Chinese netizens believe the purge of Jang Song Thaek in North Korea a wake-up call for China's political reform.

Video: Hong Kong Intertidal Marine Life

Dickson Wong makes an one min video to record intertidal marine life in Hong Kong.

China: 100-year-old Buddhist Temple Was Force-Demolished

Offbeat China translated a local report and some netizens’ reaction on the forced demolition of a 100-year-old Buddhist Temple in Fuzhou city, Fujian.

Mandela and Mao, Not Much in Common

Jeremiah from Jotting in the Granite Studio comments on the China's state broadcaster CCTV's attempt to draw the link between Mandela and Mao Zedong: Mandela didn’t really have much in...

Five Surprising Benefits of Smog in China

China's state-broadcaster CCTV claimed on December 8 that smog has brought five surprising benefits to China: It makes Chinese people more united, more equal, more clear-headed, more humorous, and more...

Political Cartoon on Underground Poor in Beijing

Infographics on China CCTV's News Simulcast

China Digital Times translated a censored infographics that tells the history, characteristics and public opinions on China Central Television's flagship news program, Xinwen Lianbo (News Simulcast).

IKEA's Toy Wolf Lufsig Becomes a Protest Icon in Hong Kong

Lufsig became an Internet meme after a protester hurled the stuffed toy wolf from IKEA at the chief executive of Hong Kong during a speech.

Interview With Chinese Political Cartoonist

China Digital Times interviewed Australia Chinese political cartoonist @badiucao on his upbringing and view on China. The cartoonist said: As a rebel, I want to use my pen to record...

Chairman Mao Is Greater Than Nelson Mandela, Chinese Leftists Say

"I don't understand why India's Gandhi and South Africa's Mandela receive so much praise. Of course they were great, that's all. But Chairman Mao surpassed them all."

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