Oiwan Lam · October, 2012

Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from October, 2012

First Doctor Account of the HIV epidemic in China

  8 October 2012

Yaxue Cao from Seeing Red in China translated Dr. Wang Shuping's account of the discovery the HIV epidemic in Henan province and how she was stopped by the profit-making blood stations and local official from disclosing the situation. Wang is the first doctor who discovered the HIV epidemic in China.

Ethnic Tensions in Hong Kong

  8 October 2012

Jody-Lan Castle has produced a documentary addressing the problem of ethnic tensions in Hong Kong. The government has failed to cater the need of ethnic minorities in policy areas such as education and community support.

China: Workers Strike at IPhone's Subcontractor Foxconn Factory

  8 October 2012

Beijing Cream tried to sort out what happened at Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou. Earlier reports said that there were massive workers’ strike on October 5 because the factory forced workers to work during national holidays. Latest information pointed out that the conflict between production workers and quality inspectors had brought...

China: Golden Week Holiday Chaos

  3 October 2012

China's week-long National Day holiday has again brought chaos due to limited capacity, with news and images of blocked roads and littered tourist spots spreading across micro-blogs. Some suggest that it is about time to review the Golden Week Holiday policy.

China: Holiday Trash

  2 October 2012

Alia from Offbeat China collected some pictures from social media platforms showing the trash scenes in touristic sites as a result of 8-day holiday for the Mid Autumn Day and the National Day.

China: Noodle and Food for 10,000 People

  2 October 2012

Liuzhou Laowai took some photos of an event called “10,000 people together enjoy luosifen” [a kind of noodle] at the Liuzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Guangxi province on September 29. Apart from noodle, there are more cuisines with local favor such as BBQ scorpion sticks.