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 July, 2016
Playing Pokémon Go in China Is Not Easy, but Many Are Still Risking It
Here are six things to keep in mind while playing Pokémon Go in China from our Northeast Asia editor Oiwan Lam.
The Anti-KFC Protests Spell Trouble for Chinese Authorities Trying to Confine Nationalism to the Internet
"Online patriotism and offline patriotism are different...However, the line does not exist among the patriotic masses; they would just do what they think is right."
Chinese Reformist Magazine Shuts Down to Resist Authorities’ Hostile Takeover
"The crackdown on Yanhuang Chunqiu and today's takeover indicates that Xi's government wants to educate its officials into 'fools' like the rest of the society."
Painkiller Jokes, ‘Who Cares?’ and Other Chinese Reactions to the South China Sea Ruling
"This is a serious defeat. It is another version of the Cuba missile crisis. The whole world is watching China fall into the trap. So stupid."
A New Species of Beetle Named After President Xi Is Blacklisted on Chinese Social Media
"An act of ass kissing now turns into ass kicking…"
Chinese Censors Are Making Sure Social Media Only Shows Positive Flooding News
"The propaganda is good at turning a disaster into a positive story and making human errors invisible."
China Bans News Sourcing From Social Media
"From a historical perspective, media outlets that are close to government have a higher tendency to fabricate news. The track record of state-controlled media outlets is even worse."
In China, Homophobia and Fear of ‘Foreign Forces’ Go Hand in Hand
After a lesbian couple got engaged publicly at a university, a school official accused one of the women of being "under the control of an illegal organization."