Regional Editor for Northeast Asia
Media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong. My chinese writings are in inmediahk.net and my twitter account is @oiwan.
Health & Medicine
The majority of Chinese netizens weren't sympathetic to the women's protest. "Why have people in this land become so vain?" one commenter asked.
Arts, Culture & Media
It's a few million Facebook likes behind BBC World News, but still, the question is how — or what percentage comes from robots. Or zombies. Or the "abstract patriotism" of Chinese who live overseas.
Lifestyle & Belief
Red envelopes are a traditional gift in Chinese societies during the Lunar New Year, often given out by married couples to their single family members, but that tradition can be awkward for LGBT couples, who aren't widely accepted. Now a Hong Kong group is using red envelopes for a different purpose.
Conflict & Justice
Organizers of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have battled police throughout the weekend, saying officers used excessive force — including tear gas, pepper spray and batons — against peaceful demonstrations. But they also say demonstrations will continue.
Hong Kong will elect its chief executive for the first time in 2017, but Beijing announced this weekend that the city will have to choose from a short slate of pre-approved candidates. Many Hong Kongers say that violates the mainland's pledges to allow democracy, and protesters are gearing up for action.