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Oiwan Lam · September, 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 September, 2007

China: Chinese Government's Role In Myanmar

  28 September 2007

Bonnae from 1510.com comments that the recent crisis in Myanmar has put Beijing in an embarrassed position as there will be more international pressure to China on the one hand, on the other hand, there is some economic interest between China and Myanmar, for example, there is a planned oil...

China: Should Citizen Reporter Get Sponsor For News?

  28 September 2007

The first self-claimed citizen reporter in China, Zoula, tries to engage in a discussion on whether or not citizen reporter should get sponsor for their reports (zh). Zoula has been reporting on news about nail house and forced land expropriation. From time to time, he receives cash and material sponsor...

China: Three Gorges’ Environmental Problem

  28 September 2007

Official media in China finally admitted that if “no preventive measures are taken, the project could lead to catastrophe”. Chris O'Brien from Beijing Newspeak regards the reports a positive attitude for the Chinese Government in tackling the environmental problem in China.

Japan: Military Otaku?

  27 September 2007

James from Japan probe reports on a new member, Shigeru Ishiba, in the Fukuda cabinet. Local media called this Defense Minister: military otaku.

South Korea: Dokdo's Logo

  27 September 2007

mins0306 from Marmot's Hole report that Dokdo's Logo in the Korean Internet sites has made Chinese government unhappy. Dokdo is an island in North East Asia and its sovereignty is still in dispute.

Hong Kong: Fire Dragon Dance

  26 September 2007

Jacky Szeto posts some great photos of fire dragon dance at Taihang in Hong Kong (zh). It is a traditional ceremony during mid-autumn festival in Hong Kong. The dragon will dance for three days, and tonight will be the last day.

China: Government Subsidy

  26 September 2007

DANWEI translates a news from local newspapers announcing that the Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau would give 230,000 low-income citizens 20 yuan per month starting from next month to deal with inflation.

China: Mid Autumn Festival Logo

  26 September 2007

Many Internet Portal websites in China has put up their new logo for the Mid Autumn Festival. Kuangfeng puts up 5 major websites’ logos design for a comparison (zh).

East Asia: Military Threat

  25 September 2007

James from Japan Probe posts a survey conducted by GlobalTalk 21 on Chinese, Japanese and South Korean people's imagination of the source of military threat.

China and Taiwan: Lust, Caution

  25 September 2007

Lee Ang's latest movie is about to release. K. M. Lawson from Frog in a well writes the debates and historical background of the movie. ESWN also posts a translation of a Taiwan cultural critics Lung Ying tai's reading of the movie story.

China: Naked Performance

  25 September 2007

A Chinese blogger Hairong Tiantian who gained her fame by soliciting pictures of limp dicks has recently performed another nude art performance called 99 Tents, 99 Dreams. The performance is widely reported in the Chinese Internet and Kenneth Tan from Shanghaiist also blogs about it.

Taiwan: Flickr.tw

  24 September 2007

CK received a letter from a lawyer representing Flickr. The letter demands him to close the website and hand over the domain flickr.tw (zh) back to Yahoo! because it has violated the company's trademark. Many Taiwan bloggers criticized Yahoo! for its legal action. In Hemidemi's bookmark (zh), some comments point...

China: Guide To Etiquette

  24 September 2007

The State Administration of Radio Film and Television (SARFT) has issued a guide to talent shows, which includes a pre-screening process for program content, length, judges, hosts, and special guests. Joel Martinsen from DANWEI has translated the guide into English.

China: Forced Land Expropriation

  24 September 2007

1 bao has a detailed report on forced land expropriation case in Zhejian, Lunchuan. In order to protect their land, local villagers sued the local government for illegal expropriation of farmland. Even though the State Department has expressed concern over the case and demanded the local government to handle the...

Japan: Personality Types By Region

  21 September 2007

Japan is divided into 47 regions, and local Japanese believes that each region has some distinctive personality traits. Ed Jacob has listed out some regional personality types in Quirky Japan.

China: Open Coal Mine

  21 September 2007

Tiger temple writes a report on the condition of an open coal mine in Shanbei (zh). The whole landscape has turned upside down because of the mining. The report is in Chinese, but there are a number of photos in the post.

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