Latest posts by Oiwan Lam
25 November 2014
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
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
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
Dubbed the "umbrella revolution" in some media, protesters have withstood authorities' tear gas and pepper spray using umbrellas for protection.
25 September 2014
15 September 2014
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
What exactly do China's online "opinion analysts" do? A recent scandal at Peking University sheds light on the question.
28 July 2014
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
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.