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Oiwan Lam · July, 2008

A media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong. My Chinese writings are in and my Twitter account is @oiwan.

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from July, 2008

China: Beijing Olympics

DANWEI translates two blog posts about how the Olympics affects Beijing people's everyday life.

China: Demonstration Area

Hu yong hopes that the three demonstration areas set up during the Olympics would continue to exist after the international event.

China: Earthquake Survivors

One man bandwidth posts some Sichuan earthquake survivors’ stories collected by volunteer teachers.

China: Naked Beach Proposal

Li Yinhe comments on the naked beach proposal in Zhuhai. Oppositional views said that naked beach is immoral and at odd with Chinese culture. The blogger also feels that the...

China: Olympic Internet Access Fee

Andrew is very surprised about the Internet access fee in the media center at Beijing Olympics.

Japan: Tokyo Street Performance

Edward from Japundit posts two youtube clips on Tokyo street performance by Koharu and friend.

South Korea: Riot Police Talk

Hyejin721 from Ohmynews! writes a report on a riot police officer's decision to leave the army: “I left the army to save my conscience!”

South Korea: Protest and Repression

CINA re-posts a detailed account of a peaceful protest against the government in last Saturday by an Amercian disapora in South Korea. The protest ended up in police repression and...

South Korea: Law and Order?

Jamie from Two Koreas highlights two recent incidents showing how the government intends to impose law and order by repressing the civil society and freedom of speech.

South Korea: Why are Koreans Hypersensitive to Criticisms from Non-Koreans?

Ask a Korean addresses another sensitive question:Why are Koreans Hypersensitive to Criticisms from Non-Koreans?

Hong Kong: Pan Democrats’ Internal Battle

Wongonyin predicts that the coming legislative council election would become an internal battle within pan democratic clan.

China: Turbulent

Buxi from Fool's mountain translated a blog post from Tianya “China feels very turbulent” part I and part II.

China: Xinhua PS News Photo

Donews looked into a Xinhua photo in which you can see a twins and the sudden change of floor texture as a result of PS editing.

China: Buying Up All Lawyers

Liu Xiaoyuan highlights and comments on a local report about a district government from Tongliao city in inner Mongolia's suppression of civic right movement by hiring all lawyers in the...

China: Political Dissidents

Angry Chinese blogger comments on Beijing policy on political dissidents, in particular the recent refusal in giving passport to the Tibetan writer Woeser.

China: Olympic Lie

Zhaomu comments on a recent report claiming that Bill Gate will spend 100 millions to rent a high rise courtyard of one year in Beijing in order to have the...

China: 1950s Starvation

1Bao posted several exclusive pieces on the nationwide starvation during the 1950s (Great Leap Forward).

China: Baidu and Music Industry

DANWEI reprinted an article from Music 2.0 blog on Baidu's strategy in conquering the music industry.

Japan: Anti War Demonstration

Tokyo Reporter reports on the left wing groups’ plan for a peace demonstration in August near Yasukuni Shrine.

South Korea: History of Traveller's Complaint

Picking up the discussion on “Why expats in Korea complain so much?” Matt from Gust of popular feelings quotes texts from century-old history books on traveller's complaint about Korea.

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