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
Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from February, 2008
China: Baby Coming
Imagethief's baby is coming next week!
Japan: Tokyo’s Mobile Food Bars
Ryoko from pingmag has a feature story on Tokyo's mobile food bars.
Japan: Poisoned Dumpling Blame Game
James from Japan Probe has a poll about the poisoned dumpling scandal between Japan and China. Most believe that they were contaminated in China.
East Asia: Intangible Cultural Heritage
Ampontan has a very elaborated post on debate and discussion about the registration of intangible cultural heritage at UNESCO among China, Japan and South Korea.
China: Chongqing's Pride
Zhang Xiaozhou's soccer game report has hurt Chongqing citizens’ pride. Students, representatives of people congress, and newspapers editors protested against the report and demanded the authority to punish the reporter. Blogger Wen yunchao commented that Chongqing people were over sensitive (zh). Zhao Mu criticized that the Chongqing local newspapers were...
China: Box Office
Latest statistic of the China box office shows that 3,527 screens worth 5.1 billion RMB. Sun bin believes that the bloom can even be bigger if the ticket fee is reduced by 30% in major cities.
Hong Kong: The Invisible Class
Henry porter comments on the newly released government budget report and points out the existence of an “invisible class”. Under the “winner takes the most, loser takes the rest” logic, the invisible class takes nothing (zh).
China: Suicide or Security Problem?
On Feb 17, a woman fell into the Guangzhou Metro track and killed. The police and company said that it was a suicide case but her family didn't believe the story and demanded further investigation. They believed her death was caused by the defect of the safety gate. The incident...
Japan: the First English Teacher
Peter Payne from Japundit traces the history of the first English Teacher in Japan.
Hong Kong: Wish List For Asia City
Studiobbq invites readers to write down a wish list for Hong Kong – the Asia City.
South Korea: Lee Myung-bak’s English Education Policies
Korea Beat has a post on local reactions concerning the President Lee Myung-bak's English education policies.
Taiwan: Land Right
A Taiwanese aboriginal group, hunter motion, calls for an action on 28 of February to defend their right to preserve their hunting life style in their own land. The group has an advocacy blog for recording their activities.
China: Harmonious Olympic Make-up
Angel apple from Duller feels sick of local Beijing Olympic news report. Some local newspapers keep on publishing guidelines and reminding citizens how to behave harmoniously during Olympic. For example, women are advised to wear light make-up.
China: Model Opera in Education
Zhanbin criticizes the inclusion of model Beijing opera in elementary education because of its political nature (zh).
Taiwan: Hope Map Project
A month before the presidential election, a group of internet and new media activists launched a hope map project for visualizing common hopes for Taiwan future.
Japan: Evil Mickey Mouse Invasion
Edo from Pink Tentacle introduces an old propaganda animation (1934) about the future (1936) invasion of evil mickey mouse. The film is available in youtube.
Taiwan: Polls on Hsieh-Ma Debate
Michael Turton comments on local reports and polls after the televised debate on budget plan between two presidential candidates: Frank Hsieh and Ma Ying-jeou.
China: Temporary Residential Card
In order to prepare for the Olympic, all residents without permanent household registration in Beijing will require to apply for a temporary residential card, even if they have their own apartment in Beijing city. Liu Xiao Yuan points out that the regulation is outdated and should be abolished (zh).
China: Call for the Abolition of Household Registration System
Wen Yun Chao posts a joint signature statement by Chinese public intellectuals, which calls for the abolition of dual social structure (rural and urban household registration) in China (zh).
China: Photoshop Era
Wangxiaofeng talks about the coming of Photoshop era and how such tool is serving the redistribution of interest (zh).
Japan: Charisma Man
James from Japan Probe traces the origin of the term “Charisma Man” which is used for describing foreign man with many girlfriends.