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
Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from November, 2014
China Touts Local Ground Rules for the Global Internet
While attendees at last week's World Internet Conference in China enjoyed relatively open Internet access, thousands of websites were blocked throughout much of the country.
Why an Open Letter Attacking China's Professors for ‘Blackening the Motherland’ Is So Worrisome
Some observers fear the letter, published in a local Chinese Communist Party newspaper, is a sign that a purge of free-thinking professors is coming.
There's a Dark Side to Alibaba's Massive Profits in China
Alibaba made $9.3 billion on China's Single's Day, a popular online shopping day. But much of its success is due to its cooperation with the Chinese government in punishing dissidents.
The Poetry and Brief Life of a Foxconn Worker
Foxconn, a Taiwanese company and Apple company's subcontractor in China, has been criticized for its labour management policy, which has resulted in high number of workplace suicides. Nao, a pro-grassroots group, translated poems of Xu Lizhi, a Foxconn worker who committed suicide on 30 September 2014, at the age of...
Chinese Are Seeing Red Over Government's ‘APEC Blue’ Anti-Pollution Efforts
People are forbidden from burning coal to heat their homes and factories, schools and government offices are closed -- in order to ensure smog-free blue skies in Beijing during APEC.
Apple's China Experience Sours as State Hackers Target iCloud Data
Experts see the attacks as emblematic of the proverbial price paid by foreign companies that choose to make their services available in China.