Oiwan Lam · February, 2007

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

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from February, 2007

China: failed online question to Preimer Wen

  28 February 2007

Sohu.com has a special section to ask Preimer Wen questions for the upcoming two Meetings, positive solutions asked: When will China become a democratic country with a free press? I believe this would be beneficial to China’s sustainable development and peaceful rise. And his question is no where to be...

China: Xinjiang Jan Raid

  28 February 2007

Xinjiang Watch have a blog post discussing media reports on the implication of China's War on Terror against alleged separatists of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement in Akto County in January, especially in response to the speigel report.

Taiwan: the death of twblog.net

  28 February 2007

Inertia announced in his blog that twblog.net has officially died because the domain name has been took by other internet company. Bloggers under blog.twblog.net would be affected. He explains the current situation that “in taiwan blogosphere, it is simple to be independent, but to maintain that independence alone is difficult…”...

Taiwan: KMT internal rivalry

  28 February 2007

Michael Turton translates some local reports about the internal rivalry between Ma Ying jeou and Wang Jin-ping on the upcoming presidential election.

Japan: addressing racism

  28 February 2007

Debito blogs the transcript of Press Conference with United Nations Special Rapporteur Doudou Diene and Debito Arudou (himself) at Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan. The press conference addressed racism issues in Japan

Japan: Hokkaido woman is violent?

  28 February 2007

Mari blogs some statistics about domestic violence in Hokkaido, 2.5% came from the husbands. The blogger comments that “because of their equality of the sexes idea, we might think Hokkaido men would use counseling more easily than men in other areas.“

Korea and Japan: nationalism

  26 February 2007

James from Japan Probe collects a few youtube video on Japanese T.V programs (with English subtitles) about the tensions between South Korea and Japan. The video seems to suggest that anti-Japanese sentiment in South Korea is related with the nationalistic education.

China: competition shows

  26 February 2007

The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) orders TV networks to limit “competition show” durations to two and a half months (instead of four and a half months). — more from China Media Project.

China and Japan: Chinglish and Japlish

  26 February 2007

Zhaihua discusses about the differences between Chinglish and Japlish (zh). He argues that Chinglish is speaking to foreigners hoping that they can understand, but Japlish is speaking to Japanese but taking English term for their own use.

China: Ming Dynasty

  26 February 2007

Granite studio picks up a post in DANWEI about why Ming Dynasty has become so popular in China and carries on the discussion from a historical point of view.

Japan: cute icon for defence force

  26 February 2007

International Herald has an article criticizing the use of cute icon for Japan's military aspiration. Lee from Tokyo Times blogs several pictures to show that Japan has been using cute icons for their police force as well.

China: Chinese People Misread The World, Especially Japan

  26 February 2007

ESWN translates an article written by Wang Jinsi, a director of the China War-of-Resistance-against-Japan Historical Society, which explains why Chinese people tend to misread the world, especially Japan. Some hostilities are self-generated, such as a BBS post in 2000.

China: not a heroine

  26 February 2007

Li Yinhe explains why she is not a heroine (zh): 1. all real heroes were dead; 2. she doesn't like to fight (has closed down her blog's comments); 3. not an heroic age in China.

China: blogsphere characteristic

  26 February 2007

Wang Ning jokingly said that the characteristic of blogsphere in China is guerrilla kind of blocking and reopening, like the statement against cencorship of Sina blog, it has been closed in Sohu.com twice, but reopened again and again (zh).

China: collective bargaining but no right to strike

  23 February 2007

Fons blogs about the latest discussion about the new labour law in China and quotes from a labour law researcher on a possible outcome: In 2007, tripartite regulations will be drawn up governing collective bargaining. It struck me as a significant development, but tripartism the Chinese way. On the lawful...

China: Who is Huseyin Celil?

  23 February 2007

Huseyin Celil is regarded by the Chinese government a Uyghur terrorist and now imprison in Urumqi awaiting for trial. Michael from the opposite ends of China reposts an article from The Globe and Mail to look at his life from another angle.

Hong Kong: tiny Disney world

  23 February 2007

Onemanbandwidth visited Hong Kong's Disney world and explained why it did not affect the hotel occupancy rate: The Hong Kong Government, betting like they were in Macau, plowed millions of dollars more into the park than did Disney. They expected, acording to some bogus study, that the mainlanders would spend...

Hong Kong: Cyber dream

  23 February 2007

Sun bin visited Hong Kong's “Cyber port” and here is his conclusion: People were saying that HK's “cyberport” is a real estate development. I now want to put it in more specific terms, “purely residential development”. i.e. no business, no cyber, not even some decent shops or restaurants, or hotel,...

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