Oiwan Lam
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Oiwan Lam is the is the Regional Editor for Northeast Asia for Global Voices. Lam is a media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong.
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2017/05/22 | Oiwan Lam
Viral Video Triggers Debate Over Patriotic Education in China, Again
A vivid debate on whether school children in modern China should be taught to recite Chinese "hero" Lui Hulan's story of sacrifice from the Chinese Communist revolution era.
2017/05/19 | Oiwan Lam
Why is China Home to Half of the Computers Infected With WannaCry Ransomware?
China official media outlets suggested that the spread of the ransomware was caused by university students using the school network to play online games, this does not explain why public security and oil service networks have also been infected.
2017/05/03 | Oiwan Lam
High-Profile Chinese Blogger Arrested for Online Comments, After Years of Police Harassment
Well-known Chinese blogger and Twitter commenter Wu Bin (吳斌) (@xuicai1911 @秀才江湖) was arrested by Shenzhen national security police on April 27 for making online comments.
2017/04/13 | Oiwan Lam
How a Teenager's Mysterious Death in China is Eroding Public Trust in Authorities
The most widely shared theory is that Zhao was beaten to death by five other students for not paying protection dues of 10,000 yuan to a local group of bullies.
2017/03/29 | Oiwan Lam
China's Great Firewall Gives Rise to a Robust Industry of Information Smugglers
More often than not, information smugglers prioritize things like click rates over hard-hitting public interest journalism.
2017/03/18 | Oiwan Lam
Chinese Scientists Speak Out Against the Great Firewall (Again)
Chinese scientists have spoken out again on how the Great Firewall is slowing down research and blocking access to critical international data, urging authorities to take action.
2017/03/08 | Oiwan Lam
Frustrated China Hits Korean Retailer over US Missile Dispute
Frustrated by the development of a US anti-ballistic missile system, China has punished Korean retailer Lotte.
2017/02/21 | Oiwan Lam
China Argues Over Which Country is Behind Kim Jong-nam Assassination
Chinese state media points fingers at South Korea, but Chinese netizens are not buying it.
2017/02/18 | Oiwan Lam
Hong Kong's Pan-Democrats Grapple with Endorsing the ‘Lesser Evil’ for Chief Executive
John Tsang, who is supported by the local business sector and professional groups, is generally viewed as a “lesser evil” candidate.