Tom Wang

Tom Wang

Video Producer

Tom Wang is a contributor to Inkstone. He is a Beijing-based video journalist.

Location
Beijing
Language spoken
English, Mandarin
Areas of Expertise
Video production
Saving villagers from China’s flooding Yangtze
Dixi and six other nearby villages in China’s eastern province of Jiangxi have been inundated by floodwaters from the nearby Yangtze River since July 8, 2020. About 20,000 residents have been left without power and drinking water in just one of many areas that have been hard-hit by floods across large areas of China.
Wuhan’s lockdown lifted
Tens of thousands of people have left the central Chinese city of Wuhan after a nearly 2.5-month lockdown was officially lifted on April 8, 2020. But many restrictions remain in place, as authorities and residents remain wary of a potential new wave of infections.
China’s creative banners to fight the coronavirus
For decades, China has used banners to promote government policies and regulations. The fight against the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 has inspired a whole new set of banners across the country as the government scrambles to find ways to educate the public about how to avoid spreading the illness.
The coronavirus has put Chinese delivery drivers on the front line
The coronavirus outbreak has created a severe challenge for many businesses in China, but for online shopping it has led to a huge spike in sales in recent few weeks. Millions of consumers are choosing to order fresh food online so they can cook at home rather than risk trips to shopping centers or restaurants. But the sales surge means delivery workers are also busier and facing a greater risk of exposure to infection as they make deliveries in communities under lockdown.
This Chinese woman is fighting to freeze her eggs
Under Chinese law, unmarried women are not allowed to freeze their eggs for in vitro fertilization. Xu Zaozao, a 31-year-old single woman, says it is time to change the rules to give women more control over their bodies. Xu has filed a lawsuit against the hospital that denied her request to freeze her eggs. The case brought attention to the plight of women struggling to access IVF in China.
Fighting for HIV drug access in China
China Aids Walk is the nation’s largest awareness and fundraising event focusing on HIV discrimination. Since 2012, people from a wide range of backgrounds have been invited to take part in the event at China’s Great Wall. The event aims to educate the public about HIV, advocate for equal rights for those infected with the virus and raise funds for communities affected by the disease. The group also organizes walking events in six other Chinese cities, drawing in more than 4,000 participants. Martin Yang, director of China Aids Walk, spoke to us about the goals of the organization.
How to train your pigeon
Dong Xiaobo has an unusual hobby. He raises 1,200 racing pigeons in the southern suburbs of Beijing. Dong's pigeons compete in many races and have won him several trophies. But like many pigeon enthusiasts in China, Dong doesn’t make money from his hobby. He's invested in 600,000 yuan ($85,554) of his own money every year to raise and train his pigeons. 
‘It has been my dream’: Jeremy Lin leads basketball team in China
Basketball star Jeremy Lin is relishing the chance to lead a team in China, now that he is joining the Beijing Ducks. Coming off of an NBA championship season with the Toronto Raptors, he is playing this season in the Chinese Basketball Association. It’s the first time he is playing basketball professionally in China, where he will reportedly earn $3 million for one year of playing in the Chinese league.