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Oiwan Lam · February, 2008

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 February, 2008

China: Chongqing's Pride

29 February 2008

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

28 February 2008

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

28 February 2008

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?

28 February 2008

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...

Taiwan: Land Right

27 February 2008

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

27 February 2008

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.

Taiwan: Hope Map Project

27 February 2008

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

26 February 2008

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

26 February 2008

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

26 February 2008

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: Photoshop Era

26 February 2008

Wangxiaofeng talks about the coming of Photoshop era and how such tool is serving the redistribution of interest (zh).

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