A media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong. My Twitter account is @oiwan and personal views are published on: patreon.com/oiwan
Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from August, 2006
South Korea: relation with U.S
Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole has two posts on Korea-U.S relation regarding the withdrawal of U.S troop or the flexible military strategy in South Korea. The first one is a comment on an opinion piece written in Chosun Ilbo. The second one is a summary of varous reactions towards the...
China: more on Foxconn
Bingfeng is now translating comments from present and ex-foxconn workers on the working conditions in Foxconn from the two First Financial Daily workers’ blog. According to Bingfeng, the newspapers company has a meeting last night to collect evidences to prepare for the libel case.
China: sexist and racist blog in Shanghai
Shang pei-jin from Shanghaiist has a detailed sum up on Chinabounder (Shanghai foreign sex blogger) issue.
China: data searching
Lyn Jeffery from Virtual China introduces a new website for searching data in China: soshoo.com. The website bills itself as the first free Chinese vertical search engine focusing on statistics and survey data.
China: Foxconn court case con't
Bingfeng updates that Shenzhen court has unfreezed the personal assets of the journalists, foxconn now sues BOTH the newspaper AND the two journalists and seeks only 1 RMB instead of 3 million RMB in damages. Roland continues his media analysis and for the first time describes his life as an...
South Korea: ILO Pusan
Jamie from Two Koreas tells us how the International Labour Organization's meeting is going on in Busan now.
South Korea: media worker union
Cho Jun Sang, president of the labour union of the South Korean newspaper ‘Hankyoreh’ talks about the background and concern of South Korea media workers union in Asia Media Forum.
Japan: sexless marriage
Lee in Tokyo Times shows the statistic of sex life in Asia countries and reconfirms the social phenomena of sexless marriage in Japan.
China: Foxconn's PR strategy
Joel Martinsen in DANWEI gathers some different (sympathetic) views on Foxconn's court case against mainland journalists. ESWN analyses the case from a PR war point of view. Imaginethief writes a very long post explaining Foxconn's rationality, and how its failure in PR has risk its relation with foreign customers.
Hong Kong: Jimmy Wales
Chiao blogs his eat-eat-talk-talk conversation with Jimmy Wales and briefly discusses about future development of the very young wiki community in Hong Kong.
China: Peking University
Joel Martinsen from DAWEI reports that “Peking University,” which has endured since 1912, will eventually give way to “University of Beijing.” The school official claims that it is to make the university more grammatical correct.
China: chain effect on ipod maker's legal action against journalists
In less than a week's time, Ipod subcontractor Foxconn's legal action against Mainland journalists turns into a global news story. The story was first appeared in Donews BBS, picked up by mindmeters, then GVO's roundups. On the same date (Aug 24), Chinese citizen journalist websites inmediahk.net (from Hong Kong)(zh) and...
Hong Kong and Macau: Monopoly money
Simon World has an interesting posts on the monoploy of gambling industry in Hong Kong and Macau: You hear that, you nasty Americans? Stanley's going to call on Beijing to take control if they don't stop being so, umm, capitalist.
Japan and South Korea: Ohmynews
Ohmynews Japan was launched yesterday with 1,000 citizen reporters in position. Korean Ohmynews Citizen reporter, Ronda Hauben, has a follow up report today, stressing the “‘political and ideological neutrality” of Japanese Ohmynews.
Hong Kong: Chinese wikimedia conference
Last weekend (August 26-27), the Chinese wikimedia conference was held in Hong Kong. The two-day conference included a keynote address by Mr Jimmy Wales, founder and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Wikemedia Foundation, and other panels and sessions by noted speakers from the region. Topics included the content,...
China: Xinjiang Summertime
Summer photos of Kongque River in Xinjiang from the opposite end of China.
China: cultural history
Mary Ann O'donnell writes a brief introduction of xin'an county and nine streets museum to show the cultural historical link between Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
South Korea: more on English teachers
Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole translates some local news accusing the misbehaviour of English teachers in South Korea: Affairs with High School Students, Spreading Nude Photos on the Internet. GI Korea blog also has some comments on the English teachers “scandal”.
Japan: kids park in Osaka
An englishman in Osaka shows a few pictures of kids park there. It seems there is no way that kids can find any fun there.
Japan: 12 metre grilled chicken
Lee in Tokyo times blogs about the competition between two towns, Kawamata and Hidakagawa, in producing over-sized snack. Kawamata residents recently produced a record breaking 12 metres 27 cm grilled chicken meat.
South Korea: Korean teachers’ union's proposed black list
Michael Hurt at Scribblings of the Metropolitician criticizes the Korean Teachers’ Union's proposal of black listing malpractice foreign English teachers. “If foreigners were to start a master ‘blacklist’ of Korean schools and orgs that have cheated or abused foreigners, it would literally have to be a 100-pyeong office space…“ Robert...