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 March, 2008
China: Foreign Media
DANWEI has organized a panel discussion on foreign media's news coverage of China. Here is a sum up.
China: Open Media Market
In response to the anti-CNN campaign, Huge argued that the solution was to open the media market and protect press freedom [zh].
China: Zeng Jinyan
Zeng Jinyan is back to internet communication [zh] after three months house arrest. As for Hu Jia, he will be on trial again in April 7.
China: Chaos and Nationalism
Shangguan from Tianya blog felt that the Chinese government campaign against western media in the report of Tibet riot has stirred up nationalistic sentiment in China [zh].
Taiwan: Counter Culture
Blog worker wrote a letter to gutsy youths who vote to use counter culture spirit for changes in Taiwan [zh].
Hong Kong: Revitalizing Tai O
The Hong Kong government has organized a competition for revitalizing a traditional fishing village, Tai O. Diumanpark pointed out that the word “revitalizing” is a cover up of “commercialization”, which, eventually would destroy the local culture and character[zh].
South Korea: Fashion Wave
Metropolitician blogs about the cultural background for the potential rise of Korean fashion wave.
Japan: 40% Spam Blog
Asiajin pointed to Nifty Laboratory survey which found out 40% Japanese Blogs are spam.
China: Petition to Stop the Ban On Tang Wei
Eric Mu from DANWEI translated a petition to stop the ban on Tang Wei – the main actress in the movie “Lust, Caution”.
China: The Wolves are Here!
Huge commented on the debate about Tibet news: When a kid kept on telling lies, one day when the wolves really popped up, no one would believe him anymore [zh].
China: Remembering Our Predecessors
A number of intellectuals, media and cultural workers have written a joint declaration [zh] to commemorate their predecessors, who died for seeking and speaking the truth, before Ching Ming Festival.
Hong Kong: Shopping Experience
Onemanbandwidth has written some funny shopping experiences in Hong Kong.
China and Tibet: Information War
ESWN translated the anti-CNN website and commented on the debate between the Chinese Netizen and western media.
Japan and Korea: Comfort Woman
Michael Solis from Ohmynews! reported on Korean comfort women who live in the house of sharing.
Taiwan: Game Competition Video
I'm Vlog has a video spoofing the election advertisement for promoting an online game: “Let's change the future!”
China: Forbidden City
Lianyue refered to a suggestion made by a property developer on turning the “Forbidden City” into a residential development project in order to bring down the property price in Beijing [zh].
Japan: Nobody Outpolls Asō
Global Talk 21 highlighted a poll on “Who among the current Diet members do you think is most appropriate as the next Prime Minister?” The choice on “nobody” has outpolled all other candidates.
South Korea: Women's Expectation of their President
Korea Beat translated a local report on Korean women's expectation of their president regarding “protection and childcare assistance”.
China: Country Life in Spring
Zoula blogs photos of peasants’ life in rural China[zh] in spring time.
Taiwan: Future Report
Micheal Turton wrote a fictional future report on Taiwan economic and political development under Ma Ying-jeou presidency from 2008-2016.
Taiwan: Calling for Reflection
DPP candidate Frank Hsieh lost 2.21 million votes to KMT candidate Ma Ying-jeou in the Taiwan in the weekend presidential election; SpinalCord voted for Ma because the blogger found DPP had failed his expectation in the past 8 years. He hope DPP can reflect upon its failure and become a...