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Oiwan Lam · September, 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 September, 2007

Taiwan: 3 Billion Wind Power Investment

Micheal Turton highlights the news on 3 billion wind power installation in Taiwan.

China: Chinese Government's Role In Myanmar

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,...

China: Should Citizen Reporter Get Sponsor For News?

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...

China: Three Gorges’ Environmental Problem

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...

China: TV Series Banned

A popular TV series called Red Question Mark was banned by SARFT – more from DANWEI.

Japan: Military Otaku?

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

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...

Hong Kong: Fire Dragon Dance

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...

China: Government Subsidy

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...

China: Mid Autumn Festival Logo

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

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.

Japan: District For Grannies

Pingmag has an article about the design of a district (Sugamo) in Tokyo for grannies.

China and Taiwan: Lust, Caution

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...

China: Naked Performance

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...

South Korea: History of Nationalism

K. M. Lawson from froginawell discusses an article written by Korean scholar on the history and development of Korean nationalism.

Taiwan: Flickr.tw

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...

China: Guide To Etiquette

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....

China: Forced Land Expropriation

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...

Japan: Personality Types By Region

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.

Japan: Kyoto Islamic Festival Excludes Non-Islamic Foreigners

Debito blogs a letter from Ali Rustom, a British national of some Middle Eastern descent, who explained the arrangement of Kyoto Islamic Festival, which excluded non Islamic foreigners from joining.

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