Guangzhou

Cross border feminist dialogue

2011-07-25 - oiwan

Below is a summary of an advocacy meeting on "Cross-border feminist strategy" which took place in Hong Kong on June 11, 2011. The meeting is part of the research effort on "Gender, ICT and citizenship" coordinated by IT for Change. It aims to bring together feminist activists from China and Hong Kong to address debate over citizen rights in relation to the authoritarian regime in Mainland China and the border politics under the post-colonial conditions of One Country Two System in Hong Kong.

Chair: Ip Iam Chong (Hong Kong In-Media, Hong Kong)

Speakers:
Lu Ping (Gender Watch China, Beijing)
Li Jun (Gender Action Network, Guangzhou)
Sally Choi (AAF, Hong Kong)
Oiwan Lam (Hong Kong In-Media, Hong Kong)

Network in China: When the Chinese police encounter the culture of microblogging

2010-09-07 - michelle
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Editor note: This article about the use of microblogs by Chinese police is originally published in Xinhuanet

Recent years, the People of the Republic of China police has created MicroBlog and has caused great concern in the Internet.

Is it a “show” or “internet politics”? How do law enforcers adapt the liberal and free internet atmosphere? How does MicroBlog reflect the governance mentality? Reporters visited the police MicroBlog to take a look.

Sweatshop report: Nine Dragons Paper a top exploiter

2008-04-25 - oiwan
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Nine Dragons Paper has been listed in Hong Kong Stock market since 2006, its peak market value was worth of HKD$100 billions. The corporate has two factory campuses in China, one in Dongguan, Guangdong province, one in Taichang, Jiangsu province, with 9,000 and 6,000 workers respectively. It has planned to develop its third and fourth manufacturing campuses in Zongqing and Tianjin. The corporate is listed the top in China, the second in Asia and the eighth in the world in paper manufacturing.

Struggle against eviction in Guangzhou

2007-05-20 - chong
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Some said there is a "nail house" in Guangzhou again. But Pan Weiye, the protagonist of this incident, refuses to be classified as "nail". He argues that what he wants is an apartment of the same area in this district.

Pan Weiye's home is a house in Xiguan, an area famous by the wealth class in the past. It was located in the western side of the inner city of Guangzhou, a district for foreign trade in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Pan's house is a historical building and his family has been living here for three generations. There were five families before eviction but now only a family of seven members stays.

In memory of Chinese cartoonist Liao Bing xiong

2006-10-03 - oiwan

The cartoon on the right hand side was one of Liao Bing-xiong's (廖冰兄) piece in criticizing the Cultural Revolution. It shows how the political campaign, which targeted at a fly, ended up killing thousands of people. Lao Bing-xiong passed away on September 22, 2006, taking away with him a Chinese political cartoon tradition.

Lao started to draw political cartoon since 1932 when he was 17 years old. His early works (1932-36), which criticized feudalism were published in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Guangdong's newspapers. During the WWII, he left Hong Kong and devoted himself to anti-war propaganda(1937-44).

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