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Oiwan Lam · June, 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 June, 2008

Hong Kong: No Blogger Accreditation

Thomas Crampton talked to the Hong Kong government’s Director of Information Services Betty Fung, who said Hong Kong does not recognize bloggers for accreditation to official media events and she...

China: Politicization of Xiaonei.com

Xiaonei.com is one of the largest social networking site in China targeting at university students. ESWN translated an article from my1510 on the recent politicization within the network.

China: Lesbians Face Blood Donation Discrimination

DANWEI posted an opinion piece on the discrimination of lesbian in blood donation.

China: Earthquake Runaway Teacher

Fan Meizhong a teacher who dashed out of the classroom when the earthquake hit and left his students behind has become the most controversal figure in China. ESWN has translated...

Japan: Politics

Shisaku has some obervations on Japanese politics.

South Korea: Life as a Korean AIDS Patient

Korea Beat translated a local report on how Korean AIDS patients live and die.

China and U.S: Why Block Chinese Direct Investment

DANWEI posts an article by Pete Sweeney questioning the U.S government's policy in blocking Chinese direct investment.

China: Right to Entertainment

Ran Yun-fei from my1510 points out that earthquake victims need entertainment to restore their lives, others shouldn't be too harsh to judge them [zh].

Hong Kong: Internet Service Fee Scandal

Ibrahim from Outblaze blogs about the recent internet service fee scandal in Hong Kong. The extremely high bill (HK$14,000) is due to policy on the by the “byte” extra charge...

Japan and China: East Sea Deal

Sun Bin blogs about the details of the East Sea oil field deal between Japanese and Chinese government.

Japan: Greenpeace Members Arrested

Martin J Frid from Kurashi blogs about the arrest of two Greenpeace members in Japan. The arrest is related to the whale meat scandal.

South Korea: Sentiment Behind Anti Beef Protest

Korea Beat looked into the sentiment of protesters in the anti-U.S beef demonstration by some protest statistics. Ask a Korean pointed out earlier that the leaders and participants of demonstrations...

South Korea: the Korean Dream

Michael Solis from Ohmynews reports on the migrant workers’ story in South Korea.

Japan: Minimum Wage

James blogs about the minimum wage policy in Japan with a chart comparing the wage standard in different countries.

China: Universal Education and Fragile School Buildings

Deng Fei traces the background of the fragile school buildings in the earthquake zone to the local implementation of 9 years universal education [zh].

China: Flood in Guangzhou City

Tianya forum has some photos on the recent flood in Guangzhou city.

China: Cement Production

Hilary Faxon from Shanghaiist blogs a stats on new cement production in China.

China: Attitude Towards Homosexuality

Li Yin-he posted a survey on the public opinion towards homosexuality. When compared with the U.S, Chinese are more moderate in their attitude [zh].

China: Happy to Become Earthquake Ghost

A propaganda poem published in a Shandong newspapers has been called by netizen “the most shameless piece”. (via webbbs) The poem written by the vice president of Shandong Writers Association...

China: Press ID

Zan Ai-zong writes in inmediahk.net about the government monopoly in the issuing of press card in China [zh]. The practice results in the direct control over journalists or some news...

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