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Oiwan Lam · March, 2020

a media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong. my chinese writings are in inmediahk.net and my twitter account is @oiwan.

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from March, 2020

Classified data shows that China's official figure of zero domestic COVID-19 cases excludes asymptomatic carriers

According to classified data seen by the South China Morning Post, asymptomatic COVID-19/coronavirus carriers who tested positive have not been included in the official count of confirmed cases in China.

Watchdog decries threat to press freedom as China expels some US journalists

China announced it would expel American journalists working for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. The ban would extend to Hong Kong and Macau.

China government spokesperson suggests on Twitter that COVID-19 may have originated in the United States

Chinese Communist Party-affiliated media have framed the incident as part of the US information war against China.

Campaign urging Wuhan residents to show gratitude to the Communist Party leadership in fighting COVID-19 backfires

"They don’t even have the strength to properly grieve and now somebody is telling them to learn how to say thank you. This is against humanity."

How Chinese social media platforms control information on COVID-19

At the initial stage of the outbreak of COVID-19 in China, censors curbed public alerts on the threat. Later, censorship was broadened to include criticism of leaders and policies.

China censors report of how authorities hid COVID-19 genome sequence test result for 14 days

China hid genome sequence study for 14 days and authorities lied about the extent of the outbreak.

World Health Organization officials criticized for ‘slow response’ and ‘pro-China’ bias as COVID-19 spreads across the world

The anger directed at the World Health Organization's Director-General has gone viral and nearly 500,000 had signed up demanding his resignation.

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