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Oiwan Lam · January, 2011

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

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from January, 2011

China and Korea: New Status Quo on the Sino-North Korean Border

Adam Cathcart from Sinologistical Violoncellist looks into the commercial deals between China and North Korea and predicts that a new status quo is setting up in Northeast Asia.

China: Propaganda department orders to ban “civil society”

A number of media outlets reported that the Chinese propaganda department has issued directive instructing Chinese media not to use the term “civil society”. China Media Project analyses how the...

China: Mining in Tibet

Tibetan Plateau blog uses Google Earth to monitor mining activities in Gyama, Tibet.

Is “Communist China” an inappropriate naming?

Zhongnanhai picks up the Q & A at Quora on whether or not “Communist China” is an inappropriate way to refer to the People’s Republic of China.

China: Village Woman Crushed Trying To Stop Construction

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translates netizens’ comments on a news story on the death of a village woman who was crushed by a construction vehicle when trying to stop a construction...

China: Human error at Zhouqu mudslide

Jiang Gaoming explains in China Dialogue how human development increases the risk of natural disasters by looking into Zhouqu mudslide happened last year.

First Chinese sex-negative website launched

Jing Gao from the Ministry of Tufu reports on the launching of a non-governmental website which campaigns against eroticism as well as extramarital sex, homosexuality and masturbation.

Criticism needed in a rising China

C. Custer from ChinaGeek publishes an opinion post, “Criticism needed in a rising China”, written by Eric Fish. The article, commenting on Global Times’ earlier editorial “China will endure more...

China: Brutal Eviction

The photo circulated among Sina microbloggers shows how the developer damaged the building structure in order to force the residents on the 6th floor to move out.

China: Politics of the surrounding gaze

Xiao Mi from the China Media Project interviewed Hu Yong on the Chinese online culture of “surrounding gaze”, who explains why netizens believe that they can change the world by...

China: Whistleblower detained in mental home for 14 years

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu summarizes a report from Tianya forum written by Guo Hanyun, who claims that her father Guo Yuanrong, a cadre at the Bureau of Construction...

China: Voila! RMB 77 rent per month

To express the CCP's caring for the livelihood of ordinary people, the CCTV network news broadcast featured President Hu Jintao's visit to several low-income families in Beijing on December 30,...

China: Application to join the CCP

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu translates the lyrics of a music video on application to join the Chinese Communist Party as well as some netizens comment on the video.

China: Microblogs and Smoldering Change

Xu Jun's comic shows the power of microblog in China vividly. (via China Media Project)

Hong Kong: Chinese patriot Szeto Wah passes away

Zhongnanhai reviews the biography of Szeto Wah, a Chinese patriot who had passed away yesterday in Hong Kong. The 79-year-old Mr. Szeto was the founder of several significant social and...

China: Rejected disabled passenger demanded compensation

Annie Lee from China Hush translates a news story from CN Reviews on a dispute between a disabled passenger, Zheng Wei Ning, who is member of Shenzhen CPPCC Standing Committee...

China: Latest Story Behind the Li Gang Case

C Custer from China Geek has been following up “My Father is Li Gang” incident by translating local reporter Wang Keqin's investigation. Part I: Chen Family Forced to Drop Suit,...

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