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Oiwan Lam · July, 2006

A media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong. My Chinese writings are in inmediahk.net and my Twitter account is @oiwan.

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from July, 2006

China and South Korea: whose cultural heritage ?

Richardson in Korea Liberator blogs about the potential debate between China and South Korea concerning Mt Baedu (or Changbaishan in Chinese pronounciation) as China has decided to register Mt. Baekdu...

South Korea: green tea

Sanshinseon in Marmot's Hole blogs about the recent Tea World Festival in Seoul and gives the readers some background about Korea green tea culture.

South Korea: fan death

Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole blogs about the urban legend of “fan death” in South Korea: Can you really die from falling asleep with your fan on and your windows...

Hong Kong: Richard Li

Martinoe comments that even though Richard Li (Tycoon Lee Kar-shing's son) is able to purchase the liberal intellectual Chinese newspapers, Hong Kong Economic Journal, some young progressive columnists will probably...

China: the chinese blog guidebook

Jason Li introduces the newly published chinese blog guidebook titled as Everyone Plays with Blogs.

China: Tangshan earthquake

Joel Martinsen in Danwei attemps to explain why the Chinese Government spent so much effort to commemorate the Tangshan earthquake. “To some extent, it is this determination, and not the...

China: money out of disaster

ESWN translates a BBS post on how a local company made money out of a memorial park of the victim of the Tangshan earthquake.

Taiwan: corruption

FLD from China Times wonders how president Chen Shui-bian would response to the recent accounting department report on the president house national secret expenses (zh). The report was released yesterday:...

China: Sino-America Police Sanshou Championship

Zat Liu in Shanghaiist reports on the Sino-America Police Sanshou Championship organized by Ministry of Public Security and Public Security Office of Hunan Province and to be held from August...

China: spoofing culture

Lyn Jeffery in Virtual China blogs about spoofing culture in Chinese internet sphere and translates an article from QQ discussing whether spoofing can prevent social tragedies. Spoofing is a popular...

Hong Kong: Book exhibition

Many bloggers in Hong Kong blog about book exhibition. Henry porter criticizes book exhibition this year become even more “vulgar”. Because of the crowd, the host has to urge people...

China: century China

The famous mainland Chinese BBS websites Century China forum and lifeweek BBS were closed down almost at the same time (25 of July 2006). The later is set up by...

China: school close down

Peijin Chen in Shanghaiist puts together reports and commentaries concerning the shut down of a school because of high tuition fees. “The story of this school illuminates interesting issues confronting...

Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai

ESWN translates Jimmy Lai's recent column in Next magazine discussing the limit of time and space in pan-Asian publications.

South Korea: no-fta

Media cultural action (a Seoul based independent media activist group) has put up the “no-fta” demonstration video in July 12, 2006 with english subtitle on their website.

China: blogging

wzp in ofblog has an evaluation of the impact of blogging in China and describes 2005 – 2006 summer as the hottest year. He claims that blogging has smashed the...

China: public servant pay-scale

Sun Bin discusses about public servant's pay scale: “Instead of arguing against the raise, I would rather argue for a mechanism of firing incompetent staff...”

Taiwan: student in hunger strike

A student Li Wen-zhen has been sitting at CKS memorial Hall for more than a month to protest against Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian's suspected corruption. Six days ago, he started...

China: national security

ESWN translates a post written by Zeng Jinyan (zh) about civic rights activist ‘Knight Errant’ Peng's experience in dealing with national security people.

Korea: blood donation

Ohmynews‘ Citizen reporter Saenam Kim reports about Korean's attitude towards blood donation and its blood donation certificate system.

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