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Oiwan Lam · August, 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 August, 2020

Hong Kong police accused of rewriting history to oppress political dissent

Hong Kong police manipulates narratives of mob violence to accuse political opponents of disturbing the peace and arrest them despite multiple video proofs of their innocence

Most Taiwanese unfazed by former president's fearmongering on war with China

Speaking at a conference on August 10, former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou said that, once China attacks Taiwan, “the first battle will be the last."

Hong Kong's pro-democracy lawmakers split over Beijing-imposed mandate extension

Accepting an extension granted by Beijing's NPC could be seen as a surrender to the mainland -- while rejection means, in practice, a boycott of the LegCo.

Will China's color-coded COVID-19 tracking system come to Hong Kong?

While implementing such a system in Hong Kong is still in debate, the city is on track to carry out universal testing of its 7.5 million population -- with the...

How a bad translation of ‘Black Lives Matter’ ended up enabling racist narratives on Chinese social media

A popular Chinese translation of the anti-racism protest slogan is paradoxically being used to spread racist discourse.

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law

Upon his arrest, Hong Kong police raided the office building of his news outlets.

What will a US ban on WeChat mean for Chinese netizens?

While many in the West have criticized Trump's ban, some overseas Chinese dissents see the decision with positive eyes.

Who are the 6 Hong Kong activists wanted by the police under Beijing's national security law?

All of the wanted activists live overseas. One of them, Samuel Chu, has been a citizen of the United States since 1995.

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