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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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25 August 2014

China Insists That Hong Kong Should Only Have Pro-Beijing Candidates — for National Security

China's Basic Law Committee Li Fei said that "the person who governs Hong Kong must be a patriot" or the city risks turning into an independent political entity.

Leaked Documents Reveal How the Chinese Communist Party Channels Public Opinion

Global Voices Advocacy

What exactly do China's online "opinion analysts" do? A recent scandal at Peking University sheds light on the question.

19 August 2014

Pro-Government Protesters in Hong Kong Were Reportedly Rewarded With Cash and Free Food for Showing Up

Pro-Beijing groups have been eager to match the level of mobilization shown by the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.

12 August 2014

Local Chinese Government Bars Hijabs, Long Beards and Other ‘Abnormal Appearances’ From Public Transport

Some think the temporary measure will become permanent in Karamay, Xinjiang, home to many ethnic Uyghur Muslims. Tensions have at times resulted in deadly clashes between Uyghur activists and authorities.

11 August 2014

When Red Cross China Needs a PR Boost, Propaganda Authorities Have the Embattled Charity's Back

CCTV aired a confession from Guo Meimei, who impersonated a Red Cross executive, the evening after a deadly earthquake. Many speculated it was to help the charity's calls for donations.

8 August 2014

Chinese Soldiers Are Dancing to Viral Hit ‘Little Apple’ to Convince People to Enlist

Some media have called "Little Apple" China's answer to Korean K-pop's "Gangnam Style."

27 July 2014

‘Terrified’ Founder Decides to Shutter Hong Kong Pro-Democracy News Site ‘House News’

Global Voices Advocacy

Some are speculating that the site was pressured to shut down as part of a wider crackdown by Beijing on Hong Kong's media.

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