Oiwan Lam

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Am now a free lance researcher, translator and editor.

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15 September 2014

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Who Says You Can Block Google? Chinese Citizen Sues Telco, Demands Answers

The Chinese government has a heavy hand when it comes to online content. But exactly which government authorities set Internet censorship policy? A citizen lawsuit against China Unicom seeks answers.

25 August 2014

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Leaked Documents Reveal How the Chinese Communist Party Channels Public Opinion

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

28 July 2014

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

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

2 July 2014

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Hundreds of Pro-Democracy Protesters Arrested in Hong Kong After Half-a-Million-Strong March

Protesters staged a sit-in in the city's business district following a rally of half a million people demanding democratic elections free of China's influence.

20 June 2014

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Hong Kong: Massive DDoS Attacks Continue, Targeting Pro-Democracy News Site

Days after a massive DDoS attack on a citizen-led online voting system, news sites Apple Daily Hong Kong and Taiwan were paralyzed by hackers.

17 June 2014

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Hong Kong Voting Site Suffers Massive DDoS Attack Before Civil Referendum

Thirty hours after testing their online system, Hong Kong University's voting site endured the largest distributed denial of service attack in its history.

31 May 2014

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Censors On, China Still Doesn't Want Anyone Talking About Tiananmen Square

Estimates of the death toll from June 4, 1989 range from a few hundred to the thousands. The Chinese government has prohibited all forms of discussion online or offline since.