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 April, 2008
Hong Kong: Shit, the Holy Torch is Coming to Town!
Mo bu yen from inmediahk.net wrote a citizen report about the government's preparation for the coming of Olympic torch – Shit, the Holy torch is coming to town [zh].
China: We Made the World Hate Us
Zhou kou dian ren from china week pointed out that the Chinese government has failed to improve its public image with the Olympic torch relay, on the contrary the Chinese government and people have made the world hate us with the protest.
Hong Kong and China: 5 Posters On Beijing Olympics
5 protest posters have been circulated via e-mails and twitter among friends. 1. Olympic workers; 2. Olympic silencing; 3. Olympics and June 4; 4. Olympic GFW; 5. Olympic erection.
South Korea: Seoul Invaded by “The Ugly Chinese”
One free Korea described the pro-China Olympic torch protesters as invasion by “The Ugly Chinese”.
China: RMB Exchange Rate
YuLizheng wrote a long piece [zh] on the implication of the rise in RMB exchange rate on China economy. The blogger stressed that the property bubble, inflation and rise in currency are strong indicators of an economic crisis.
China and South Korea: Red Guards’ Gong Fu
Red Guard from tecn pointed out that the Olympic torch relay protest became an opportunity for Chinese to show off their Gong Fu. In the comment section, many commentators criticized that the Chinese protesters acted like red guards during the cultural revolution[zh].
China: I Want My Two Bucks
Hanhan commented on the lawsuit against CNN in New York and pointed out that the lawyer had never gotten approval letter from 1.3 billion Chinese to represent them in the case. He also pointed out that, if CNN had to make compensation, every Chinese should have their share of two...
China: Train Accident
Yesterday a train accident happened in Shandong which injured 416 and killed 70 people. Ting yun from my1510 pointed out that the investigation should be conducted by an independent team and the head of railway department should take the blame and resign [zh].
China: Carrefour Boycott Censored by GFW
Dupola reported that “Carrefour” becomes a “sensitive word” in GFW filter and Caodan reported that they got a notice to clear all discussion regarding Carrefour boycott [zh].
China and Tibet: Tibetan Wish
Woeser posted 5 short pieces written by Tibetans which expressed their suggestions and wishes for a better Tibet [zh].
China: An American Youth's Advice to Chinese Youths
Haujia posted a letter written by an American youth who works in China. He listed out 18 suggestions for Chinese youths in dealing with differences. Part I, Part II and Part III.
Hong Kong: Net Respect Project
Charles Mok the Hong Kong Chapter of Net Respect for promoting user’s code of ethics.
Hong Kong: Shame
Danish artist Jens Galschiot has been denied for entering Hong Kong as he is planning to attend a peaceful demonstration during the Olympic Torch relay. Galschiot has made a sculpture called “pillar of shame” after the June 4 incident. Kursk criticized that the HK government added one more shame to...
Japan and China: Nationalistic Language Learning
Ampontan noticed the nationalistic rhetorics in Li Yang's crazy English teaching approach.
South Korea: Olympic Torch Relay Protest
R. Elgin from Marmot's Hole blog about the Olympic Torch relay protest in Seoul.
Hong Kong: Tibet Journal Article
David Webb posted an article that have been rejected by the Journal of Law Society in Hong Kong. The article discusses about the history of Tibet and the issue of self-determination.
Hong Kong and China: Sweatshop and Olympics
A sweatshop report against a Hong Kong company was interpreted as an Olympics conspiracy. More from interlocals.net.
Macau: No More Casino?
The Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho claimed that the government would suspend the development of gambling industry. Lang qing felt that such claim was just political slogan as most of the Casino projects had been approved and the gambling industry would continue to double or triple its growth in the...
China: Why Is CNN Patriotic?
ESWN translated Yang Hengjun's blog post that explains the bias in CNN.
Japan: Folding Arts
Ryoko from Pingmag wrote a feature on Japanese folding arts.
Japan: Public Intellectuals
Shisaku proposed to list out 100 Japanese public intellectuals and he produced an initial list of 50 names.