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Oiwan Lam · November, 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 November, 2007

China: Relation Between Doctor and Patient

  30 November 2007

Zengying points out (zh) that the relation between Medical practitioner and patient is very tense in China. A major reason is the marketization of medical care, which turns the relation into purely “buying” and “selling” of service. And there isn't any mechanism to solve the conflict between the hospital and...

China: Editor's House Raided by Police

  30 November 2007

According to Zhen Jin-yan, the Shanghai police searched Zhai Minglei's (Chief Editor of Minjian) home yesterday and confiscated 41 copies of Minjian and his computer's hard disk under the charge of illegal publishing.

China: Visiting AIDS’ Village

  30 November 2007

Today (Nov 30), the Premier of the State Council Wen Jia-bao visits the AIDS village in Hunan, his last visit was three years ago. AIDS activist Hu Jia pointed out that this years, villagers were more anxious than excited when compared with last time. Nothing substantial has changed and this...

Hong Kong: Inspired by Nude Photos?

  30 November 2007

Recently the Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang visited Beijing “798 Art District” and saw the exhibition of huge nude photos. He said he was inspired and had more expectation for the future west Kowloon cultural district. Hymnkee wonders if people kept complaining about nude arts, how can such inspiration...

China: Labour Protest

  30 November 2007

Hunan BBS has a citizen report on a labour protest in Dongguan. Photos show that there are thousands of workers gathering outside the electronic factory demanding an increase of salary (zh).

Japan: Robot Award

  29 November 2007

Edo from Pink Tentacle introduces the list of nominees for the 2007 robot award in Japan.

South Korea: Crackdown on Migrant Workers

  29 November 2007

Jamie from Two Koreas posts the call for international solidarity by local labour union against the government violent crackdown of migrant worker union. More background can be found at local newspapers Hankyoreh (reposted in Two Koreas)

China: New Idiom

  29 November 2007

Doublleaf suggests a new idiom “Zheng Long Pai Hu” (zh). Its literal meaning is Zheng Long taking the tiger photo and its extended meaning is someone doing forgery for interest group to cheat the public. Even the case is exposed the person still insists the forgery is the truth.

China: Taxing Post-graduate Student

  29 November 2007

Pbzhai writes a story he heard from his university [zh]. A post-graduate student wrote to the Nanjing city mayor and asked why the post-graduate students had to be taxed even if they got only RMB200 (US$26) per month subsidy? In a recent party meeting, teachers were asked to teach their...

Hong Kong: Animal Reproduction Right?

  28 November 2007

The Hong Kong government recently introduced a new regulation which requires animal breeders to have proper license. Some breeders protested that animal should have reproduction right and the license is against such right. Cheung yun-ling argued at inmediahk.net that the regulation is targeting at human who has already intervened into...

China: Digg Model Won't Work?

  28 November 2007

Gomain points out that Chinese internet user is more keen on comment rather than voting for a post and the digg model hasn't been very popular so far[zh].

China: Website Income

  26 November 2007

Mi Xiaobin blogs a local survey on the income distribution of virtual community websites in China (zh): 38.2% is non-profitable, 24.4% has less than RMB1000 (US120) income per month, 11% earns RMB1000-5000 per month, 14% has more than RMB 5000 per month.

Hong Kong: Political Mob

  26 November 2007

During the district council election, civil party candidate Mandy Tam was surrounded and detained for 45 minutes by supporters of her political opponent, Choi Luk-sing, in Wong Tai Sin district. She decided to file a case against the violent act. The chaotic scene has been uploaded in youtube.

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