Why Open Data Is Good for China

(This op-ed was originally published on Global Policy, Mar 2017. The team at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) offered a lot of help from shaping the structure to editing the language. Special thanks to Joel, Mirko and Maddie.) In the past decade, open data has grown out of a conceptual discussion into a global … Continue reading

How data and social media are transforming investigative journalism in China

If you put “investigative journalism + China” in Google search bar, you will probably be disappointed with the few results it returns. There is a book about it <Investigative Journalism in China: Eight Cases in Chinese Watchdog Journalism>, which I read a few years ago and would still recommend. For the English-reading world, there is really limited … Continue reading

New Journey: Innovation x UNDP @Bangkok

This is official:
I have joined United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in mid August.
My title is given as: Innovation Communications & Technology Expert – hard to tell what it means.
Since Bangkok is where the regional office is located, I have moved here from Hong Kong.

CitizenMap: Birth and Death

In the digital media world where three months grows a new generation, the CitizenMap of the South China Morning Post, which was developed and launched in late 2010 and now been taken offline, seemed like a dinosaur. However, as the project manager back then, I found the necessity to document the existence of the short-lived platform. … Continue reading