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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: 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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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).

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