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Oiwan Lam

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

16 March 2015

Five Young Feminists Still Missing in China

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The Chinese feminists arrested on the eve of International Women's Day have yet to resurface, sparking massive online campaigns for their release.

12 March 2015

Is Catchy Song ‘China Is My Home’ Meant to Brainwash Hong Kong's Children?

A Catholic school played the song twice at weekly assemblies. Some parents worry it's a sign that Hong Kong will try to introduce "patriotic education" in the school curriculum.

11 March 2015

Internet Doodles as a Gauge of Women's Status in China Today

"But the boss rejected our idea and changed the image. The new caption says, 'You deserve special care.' I saw Google's today, and I just feel sad."

7 March 2015

China Harasses Women Activists on the Eve of International Women's Day

Women protesting sexual harassment on public transport ahead of International Women's Day fell victim to a different type of harassment: police harassment.

4 March 2015

“No Blood For Vanity!” Hong Kong Animal Right Activists Protest the Fur Fair

Hong Kong is a "premier global fur trade center" because of the demand from mainland China. At the same time, cheap fur products also flooded the local market.

1 March 2015

Aggressive Protests and Fake Images Stoke Tensions Between Hong Kong and China

Tensions between Hong Kong and mainland China are on the rise again, a situation that seems to suit Chinese authorities in Beijing.

25 February 2015

Lunar New Year Envelopes Get a Rainbow Twist for Gay Acceptance in Hong Kong

One activist group handed out the traditional envelopes, but instead of money they contained real-life stories of the challenges that gay and lesbian people face during the holiday.

10 February 2015

Red Chinese New Year Envelopes Get a Yellow Umbrella Makeover in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy activists have given a twist to the traditional red envelopes, which normally carry seasonal greetings, to support the Umbrella Revolution.

3 February 2015

WeChat Won't Show Chinese Users BMW Ads If It Thinks They're Poor

A newly launched ad service within friend circles show some users BMW ads, while others see Coca-Cola ads, leading angry netizens to accuse the messaging app of discrimination.

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