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Oiwan Lam

Am now a free lance researcher, translator and editor.

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam

16 March 2015

Five Young Feminists Still Missing in China

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

8 January 2015

Post-Umbrella Revolution's Politics Reflected in the Newly Launched Stand News

With tensions still sky-high in Hong Kong, the newly-formed Stand News may seek to chart new political and journalistic territory.

7 January 2015

Chinese Police Are Buying Spyware — And Posting Their Purchase Orders Online

Netizens now can see exactly what surveillance tools police are using, and exactly how much they paid for them.

29 December 2014

Pro-Democracy News Site's Relaunch After Umbrella Revolution Raises Eyebrows in Hong Kong

House News' founder shut down the site in July, saying he was 'terrified' of political pressure from Hong Kong and Beijing authorities. He's now rebranded the site as Stand News.

25 November 2014

China Touts Local Ground Rules for the Global Internet

While attendees at last week's World Internet Conference in China enjoyed relatively open Internet access, thousands of websites were blocked throughout much of the country.

18 November 2014

There's a Dark Side to Alibaba's Massive Profits in China

Alibaba made $9.3 billion on China's Single's Day, a popular online shopping day. But much of its success is due to its cooperation with the Chinese government in punishing dissidents.

4 November 2014

Apple's China Experience Sours as State Hackers Target iCloud Data

Experts see the attacks as emblematic of the proverbial price paid by foreign companies that choose to make their services available in China.

18 October 2014

Hong Kong's Journalists Battle Self-Censorship, Intimidation and Police Violence to Report Umbrella Revolution

Four independent news sites issued a joint statement condemning police for intentionally attacking reporters. Reporters at other outlets have had to deal with management's self-censorship for fear of angering Beijing.

1 October 2014

Pro-Democracy Protesters Have Turned Central Hong Kong Into a Colorful Sea of Umbrellas

Dubbed the "umbrella revolution" in some media, protesters have withstood authorities' tear gas and pepper spray using umbrellas for protection.

25 September 2014

China Sentences Peaceful Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti to Life in Prison

"I scream for our ethnic group, but I scream louder for China," Ilham Tohti said through his lawyer.