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Oiwan Lam · February, 2014

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 February, 2014

China: A Survey of City Pollution

  19 February 2014

Greenpeace has released its 2013 survey on air pollution in China. Dan Harris suggested foreign corporates should consider the index before picking their offices’ locations. The summary of the Greenpeace report in English can be found in China Hush.

China: Cleaning Up The Yellow

  12 February 2014

扫黄 pic.twitter.com/GuCIkzcRF3 — 变态辣椒 (@remonwangxt) February 11, 2014 In Chinese language, the color yellow also signifies sex and pornography. The crackdown of sex industry and pornographic materials is termed as “cleaning-up the yellow”. Political cartoonist @remonwangxt's latest work is about the “Cleaning-up yellow” campaign in China.

China Dissidents Going to the U.S

  12 February 2014

Patrick Lozada from Beijing Cream discussed the phenomena that many dissidents who have left China would turn up joining the Right Wing organizations in the U.S. He pointed out the dilemma of the current situation: I understand why they do it. You can say bad things about China in China...

Family Reunion and the Chinese New Year

  9 February 2014

Jocelyn Eikenburg describes how she spent the first few days of the Chinese New Year with her husband's family in China. I’ve already attended four huge dinners with family, where the dining tables often become a cacophony of laughing and shouting (often because of those drinking games involving baijiu). I’ve...

15-year-old Girl Spins for Four Hours in Spring Festival Gala

  4 February 2014

Chinese netizens were outraged about such ridiculous performance. The girl Wei Caiqi rotated more than 8000 circles non-stop for four hours as performance. As explained by the TV hosts, the spinning performance is to indicate the Chinese sense of “time” and “history”. It sounds like a mockery. ChinaSMACK translated some...

The Horse Year is Coming. Be Happy!

  4 February 2014

A happy lunar new year video is circulated in China WeChat. Bill Bishop made a backup in Youtube: According to Lunar Chinese calendar, starting from January 30, 2014, is the Year of the Horse. In Chinese, Ma (horse) when uses with the word Shang (Up), means coming. The lyric of...

Hong Kong: Flashmob Action To Free Xu Zhiyong

  4 February 2014

A group of Hong Kong students who met Chinese citizen right activist Xu Zhiyong in seminars before organized a flashmob action to express their support for Xu and demand his release. Xu Zhiyong was sentenced to four year imprisonment for organizing a small protest in Beijing last month.

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