Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from March, 2016
An open letter urging China President Xi Jinping to resign has triggered a rash of political persecution against the family members of Chinese dissidents living abroad. Germany-based writer and Deutsche Welle reporter Chang Ping reported on March 27 that police in China burst into his father's birthday celebration and detained...
Ahead of Hong Kong's legislative vote, politicians are fanning prejudice against asylum seekers in a campaign strategy that mimics, some say, Donald Trump's presidential run in the United States.
Though the letter was only online for a few hours, it is viewed as a direct challenge to Xi Jinping's leadership from party insiders.
"Mark, you have six people in your running team. Did you apply for authorisation to run on the street? If not, this is illegal in China."
"Suzhou has been a place where literati gather since ancient times. It has a very good tradition of pursuing the ideal. But these traditions have almost vanished now."
The case has become a political thermometer on Xi's attitudes towards internal ideological differences inside the party.
If producers were to follow the guidelines to the letter, TV would become very boring in China.
At this year's conference, netizens' attention has focused on pins bearing Chinese President Xi Jinping's image that appeared on the chests of Tibetan delegates