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Oiwan Lam · June, 2007

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 June, 2007

China: New Governmental Organization

Lianyue criticized the local non-governmental organization in Xiamen for speaking against conscience and praising the PX project (a huge chemical factory campus) in an interview with foreign reporter (zh). He...

China: Western movies insulting Chinese?

Chong translated Lu qui lu wei's commentary on the censorship of Pirates of the Caribbean . The censorship department argued that Chow Yun Fat’s character (a Singaporean Pirate) in movies...

China: Luxurious Buildings and Shanxi Bricks

CCTV News investigation team asked the Tianya community to submit information concerning extravagant and luxurious building in China (zh). There were many submission. Cha Jing highlighted one of the comments:...

China: Victims of slave labour

Tan Weishan posted some photos of the victims of slave labour in Shanxi brick kiln, one of them lost his legs because of the supervisor abuse. He was dumped in...

Hong Kong: Media's sense of responsibility is growing?

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated the Beijing News’ interview with Zhang Guoliang, head of Hong Kong's Wen Wei Po (文汇报), about the changes to Hong Kong's press environment. In the...

China: Revised draft of emergency response law

The revised draft of emergency response law has dropped the ban and fine of unapproval report on natural disasters, public health incidents or industrial accidents. David Bandurski from China Media...

Hong Kong: 10 years

Lu Qui Lu-wei from 1510 wrote about her experience in Hong Kong for the past 10 years as a professional new immigrant from China (zh).

China: The death of a celebrity, a festival for the paparazzi

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated a deleted blog post by He Dong, an entertainment journalist, who criticised the media circus in response to the death of a celebrity Hou Yaowen.

China: The China Opportunity

Fons tried to address the question: “Are you positive or negative about the effects of China on the world?” put forward by international delegations at China Herald.

Hong Kong: Political painting

Imagethief picked up a political painting to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 1997 hand-over of sovereignty and compared it with some other propaganda paintings: In the segment I can...

Hong Kong: Migrant workers support pier preservation

Hoidick from inmediahk.net reported on a survey on migrant workers’ opinion towards public space at Central, especially near the city hall and Queen's pier: Given that Queen’s Pier (and also...

China: Government funded speculation

Chong from interlocals.net translated a commentary from Hong Kong Economic Journal on the government funded stock and real-estate market via illegal loan.

Japan: Chlorophyll cleansing at Osaka

Osaka is listed number 1 City with the least amount of greenery. Englishman has a post on the situation: Parks are banned, as are grass tennis courts. People nurture plants...

Japan: Poor = Creativity?

Neomarxisme argued against the inverse-relation between economic growth and culture.

China: Pollution in Shanxi

Among the 10 most polluted cities within China, the top three were at Shanxi province. As Zuo Ai Chong pointed out, pollution in China is always related with politics, Shanxi's...

China: Poster: I'll Be Watching You

Wang Xiao feng is producing a video movie called “I'll be watching you” or “Where are you” or literal translation “Women hiding everywhere” (十面埋婦). He called for help in his...

China: Nobody Said Media-whoring Is Easy

Will from imagethief gave some PR advice to Zoula (the so-called first citizen reporter in China) how to pick up topics and continue his citizen journalist work.

China: Flood and Drought

Kenneth T from Shanghaiist reports on the extreme weather in China: worst drought in 30 years in North East China, floods in Central China and super hot in North West.

Hong Kong: The Absence of Decolonalization

Leung Man Tao from inmediahk.net discussed why decolonalization hadn't been an agenda since the reunification of Hong Kong with China: Under the principle of “One country Two System” and “50...

China: Art of Banality

Tiger temple from 1510 explains the meaning of art of Banality (豔俗藝術) (zh) which is a parody of banality especially under the context that the banal class has controlled the...

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