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 January, 2016
Chinese Netizens Climb Over the Great Firewall to Go After Advocates of Taiwanese Independence
A mainland Chinese netizens’ movement aimed at silencing pro-independence Taiwanese "through civilized methods” has become a humourous emoji battle and a tech lesson in scaling the Great Firewall of China.
China Is Blocking Circumvention Tools With Help of Cloud Service Providers
Experts estimate that between 1% and 3% of China's internet users are using circumvention tool to visit overseas websites. But this could change with new restrictions.
Hong Kong's Government Is Walking All Over Chinese Dolphins—Literally and Figuratively
"You don't want the real one and kill them all. Then you step on the fake one and take a photo while laughing. What kind of mentality is this?"
Hong Kongers Fear That Their City's Autonomy From China Might Be Next to Disappear
"I mean, maybe one day we will be taken away just because we are not happy about the political system."
‘Orwellian Dystopia’ or Trustworthy Nation? Get the Facts on China's Social Credit System
Combining individuals' financial records, online shopping data, social media behaviors and employment history, China will now produce a combined "social credit" score for each citizen.
Chinese Netizens Want Their Government to Take a Hard Line on North Korea's Nuclear Testing
"The heavenly kingdom is still protecting this thug. We should be ashamed that the heavenly kingdom is still protecting this thug"
Hong Kong Bookseller's Disappearance Stokes Fears of Cross-Border Kidnaps by Mainland Chinese Police
"Hong Kong residents can be taken away by non-local law enforcers and the government will not protect you."