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Oiwan Lam · September, 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 September, 2006

China: the reply of the spoofed poet

The poet Zhao Lihua has been spoofed by netizen in the past few weeks. Joel Martinsen from DAWEI summarizes the debate and translates the reply of the poet: Let's all...

Singapore and Hong Kong: ban FEER

The Far Eastern Economic Review's editor blogs about the decision of singapore government to ban the magazine: “It has explicitly warned that not only is the Review Publishing Company forbidden...

South Korea: history of prostitution

Robert Neff writes in detail about the history of prostitution in Korea (Chosun), it is one of the oldest profession.

Hong Kong: urban renewal

Chong at interlocals.net translates a citizen report on a urban renewal project in a poor district in Hong Kong: “There are more poor people than the rich in Hong Kong....

South Korea: solidarity protest against military base

Days in Daechuri reports on the weekend solidarity protest in seoul against the expansion of military base in Pyeongtaek. There were also protests in New York and Los Angeles.

China: harmonious society

Positive solutions writes on the social economic background for the Chinese government's propaganda of building a harmonious society.

South Korea: Crisis in the Humanities in Korea

An opinion piece written by Yoo Seung-gi in Ohmynews, talking about the crisis in humanities subjects in Korea education.

China: internet mobs hunt Accord Girl

Jeremy Goldkorn in DANWEI blogs about a Accord Girl's video that enraged local netizens and resulted in another internet mobs hunt. The girl thinks that anyone who earns less than...

China: Promiscuity crime

Li Yin-he blogs about various promiscuity crime cases in China (Part 1 and Part 2). She raises a simple question: if it is sex out of consent among adults, should...

China: education VS media

Zhao mu blogs about a debate between education department and media workers. On September 25, the spokes person of education department openly criticized that the Chinese media is ignorant. The...

Hong Kong: GP batteries sues labour groups

A citizen journalist report at interlocals.net on a transnational corporation's legal action against labour groups to stop them from exposing the heavy metal poisoning situation in their production line in...

China: spoofing Confucius

The new, standardized statue of Confucius was unveiled on September 23 by the China Confucius Institute. Here are some reactions from the blogsphere: Xiong pei-yun points out that the standarization...

China: civilised traveller

One man bandwidth blogs about the “civilised Chinese travellers” campaign initiated by Beijing authority.

Hong Kong: blog as education tool

A survey found 73% high school students are bloggers but some secondary schools prohibit students from blogging. Local blogger, He Gu was interviewed by local newspapers concerning blogger culture: Knowing...

Taiwan: web2.0 conference

Chiao is having a live blogging about the web 2.0 conference in Taipei.

China: The Unpublished FoxConn Story

ESWN translates a blog post by Southern Weekend reporter Fu Jianfeng about the FoxConn and the First Financial Daily's dispute. The story was banned in the newspapers and found its...

Japan: blood type talk

Peter Payne in Japundit tries to explain why Japanese are so fascinated about blood type in relation to personality.

Japan: light in the toilet bowl

JP in Japundit introduces a new feature for a perfect toilet: one small light for man, one giant leap for womankind.

Japan: digital arts

An interview with Kenji Harigai, an art director and graphic designer of ADAPTER, in pingmag about new design concept: The digital has already become the true format for expression anyway,...

China: a teacher put to jail

The story came from a reporter BBS and re-posted in zhao mu's blog. A teacher Qin Zhong-fei sent out a mobile message, a lyrics that criticized the corruption and land...

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