Oiwan Lam · April, 2013

Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from April, 2013

China: Death of a News Censor

  8 April 2013

David Bandurski from China Media Project blogs about the life of Zeng Li, a “content examiner” at Southern Weekly, who had recently passed away. Before his retirement, he wrote a farewell letter to his colleagues with remorse about his role as news censor.

China: Calling the Dead with QR Code

  6 April 2013

April 5 is the Qingming Festival, a time to pay respect to the ancestors by visiting their tombs. Shanghaiist highlights a new service to facilitate people to get access to the Deads’ information with QR code.

Chinese Teen Calls for Weibo Censorship

  2 April 2013

A 13-year-old girl, who was put on stage in the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and criticized by netizens because of the “voice-over” arrangement, has seemingly come out in favor of more censorship on the popular Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo. Her micro-blog has triggered a lot of...

First Dead Pigs, Now Dead People

  1 April 2013

Following the news stories of dead pigs, Beijing Cream highlights a news story on the fact that dead human bodies are regularly found in China Rivers. The government of Lanzhou, capital of Gansu province, announced on March 28 that “around 100 bodies on average are dredged from the river in...