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Oiwan Lam · November, 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 November, 2007

China: Fake Confession on Fake Tiger

Joel Martinsen from Danwei summarizes the official responses to the fake tiger issue and netizens’ spoofing of the responses.

China: Relation Between Doctor and Patient

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...

China: Editor's House Raided by Police

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...

China: Shanghai Stock Market

Fons from China Herald comments on the ups and downs of Shanghai stock Market.

China: Visiting AIDS’ Village

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...

Hong Kong: Inspired by Nude Photos?

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...

China: Labour Protest

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...

Japan: Robot Award

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

South Korea: Crackdown on Migrant Workers

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...

China: New Idiom

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...

China: Taxing Post-graduate Student

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...

South Korea: Wartime Propaganda Movie

Matt looks into a propaganda movie Volunteer (Jiwonbyeong) from 1941 in detail to study traces of Korean contemporary nationalism.

South Korea: Migrant Worker Trade Union Leaders Arrested

CINA blogs about the South Korea government's crackdown of the migrant worker trade union yesterday (Nov 27).

Hong Kong: Animal Reproduction Right?

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...

China: Digg Model Won't Work?

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: Media Not Trusted By Media

Imagethief blogs a survey showing that Chinese media is not trusted by media workers in China.

China: Implementation of Labour Contract Law

Fons from China Herald is interested to see how the new labour contract law in China will be implemented.

Hong Kong and China: Andy Lau Save Fan From Security Guards

The video showing how Hong Kong pop-star Andy Lau saved fan from security guards during his concert in Chengdu has caught a lot of attention in youtube and other local...

China: Labour Activist Assaulted for Promoting Labour Contract Law

A woman labour activist in Shenzhen was stabbed and seriously injured by two criminals, the labour center has been active in promoting the to be implemented labour contract law in...

China: Website Income

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%...

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