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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2017/03/29 | 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.