Oiwan Lam · November, 2012

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

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from November, 2012

Hong Kong Gay Rights Parade

  14 November 2012

Beijing Cream has a collection of videos and photos from the Hong Kong Gay Rights Parade which took place in last weekend. GdotTV, a local LGBT video production team has also uploaded a video at Youtube on the parade.

Political Reform in China: Neither old way nor odd way

  11 November 2012

The ministry of Tofu translated some micro-bloggers’ comments on Chinese President Hu Jintao's talk in the 18th Party Congress about political reform. Hu stressed that the Chinese's reform will be neither old way nor odd way, which in a nutshell points to “no way” as highlighted by micro-blogger Xu Xiaonian.

If there were Elections in China…

  11 November 2012

A micro-blogger, pretending to be in New York, composed an imagined map of election results if the Chinese Communist Party were to compete with Kuomintang from Taiwan. (via Tea Leaf Nation)

Instructions on the18th Party Congress in China

  8 November 2012

Today is the opening of the 18th Party Congress in China. Netizens shared instructions issued by security on what should and should not be done during the congress in Beijing. China Digital Times has collected some of the instructions.

China: Intellectuals Debate Politics of Nobel Prize in Literature

  6 November 2012

Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in Literature with the Chinese government's blessing. The achievement has stirred debate among Chinese intellectuals, with some believing that literature should be detached from politics, while others having pointed out that when it comes to China, literature is always about politics.

Nasty China Style Hits One Million

  5 November 2012

The most popular satire of Korean K-pop “Gangnam Style” in Hong Kong goes to “Nasty China Style”, which has reached more than 1 million views in about two weeks. The remix does not have fancy dancing steps, but the Chinese red army performance and its highly satirical lyrics (some may...

Chinese Political Joke on Beijing Weather

  5 November 2012

As the 18th Chinese Party Congress is approaching, censorship measure has been tightened. Below is a translation of a funny short story circulated [zh] in Chinese social media: Recently the imperial capital's weather suddenly changed. In the evening, a security old man said: “look! suddenly the sky has changed!” A...

Water Pollution Threatens Lives in Inner Mongolia's Tengger Desert

  3 November 2012

Members of the Yellow River 10-Year Investigation team have begun reporting on the situation regarding water pollution in the Tengger Desert of Inner Mongolia. The team pointed out that black industrial water emitted by a coal chemical processing factory in the industrial district has been contaminating the desert's underground water, destroying the local herders' homeland and endangering the lives of those in the desert.

Chinese Media's Report on the Superstorm Sandy

  2 November 2012

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu picks some online comments that mock at the Chinese state-run media's coverage of calamity caused by Superstorm Sandy in the West Coast of the U.S.A, saying that they are serving the interest of U.S rather than Chinese as they often ignore local protests and...

Foreign Journalists Covering Ningbo Anti-PX Protest

  2 November 2012

Chinese journalists were banned from covering Ningbo anti-PX protest in China last week while foreign journalists were standing side-by-side with the protestors at the frontline. China Digital Times translated some tweets that tell the grateful feeling of the Chinese netizens toward these group of foreign journalists.

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