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Oiwan Lam · August, 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 August, 2008

South Korea: Old City Hall

Scribblings of the Metropolitician found it hard to believe that the South Korean government could demolish the old city hall building without much public consultation and debate.

Japan: Paper Art

Ryoko from Pingmag interviews Kanako Yaguchi, who brings the art of classic cutting paper techniques to textile and clothing designs.

China: Chinese Lies

C. W. Hayford from Chinese History group blog goes into various literature sources for discussing the “Chinese character” in relation to “face” and “lie”. It gives some background about the...

China: The Cost of a Gold Medal

Zhaomu re-posted a forum article which calculated the cost of a gold medal exemplified by the Olympic shooting team. It is estimated that a gold medal costs between RMB30 –...

South Korea: Leftwing Economist Arrested for Subversion

Robert Koehler criticizes the South Korean government for arresting a most renowned economist for speaking out against capitalism under the excuse of violation of the National Security Law.

South Korea: Religion Divide

Kotaji gives some political background about the anti-president Lee Myung-Bak demonstration by thousands of Buddhist Monk.

South Korea: Sex Offender Bracelet

Korea Beat translated a local news about the implementation of sex offender bracelets policy: beginning on September 1st the bracelets will be able to report the movements of sex offenders...

Japan: Virtual Temple

Martin J Frid from Kurashi highlight a local news concerning the creation of a virtual temple online.

Japan: Animal Garbage Bag

Edo from Pink tentacle blogs about an animal garbage bag project for promoting environmental awareness.

China: Translating New York Times Olympic Report

Black and White Cat shows how the Xinhua has translated the New York Times Olympic Report into Chinese.

China: Olympic Medals Shape

A graphic representation of the distribution of medals shows that China has big tits. The picture was created by Form One high school boy at

China: Iphone Girl

Dedric Lam from Shanghaiist reports on how the Iphone Girl story has been traveled back to China. Local netizens have created a website for her,, and urged netizens not...

Hong Kong: Election Poll

ESWN writes an article discussing about the potential errors in the legco election polls.

China: Cop Killer's Case

The Shanghai Cop killer's or Yang Jia case was on court on yesterday (26 of Aug). Both Shanghai citizens and reporters were not allowed to attend the trial as all...

Hong Kong: Long Hair

Both Sin bin and DM said that they would vote for Long Hair in the coming Legco election.

Taiwan: Where do eggs come from?

Mong compared ordinary chicken farm with special chicken farm with a humane environment. The blogger urged consumers to buy eggs with humane label.

Japan: Pet Culture

Lee from Tokyo Times blogs some photos showing Japanese pet culture in daily consumption.

Japan: Food Safety

Martin J Frid from Kurashi blogs about the changing attitude towards food in Japan.

Japan: Shopping for Funny Items

Mari introduces some funny Japanese items that can be found in online shop.

China: My Peasant Dad Watches The Olympics

ESWN translated an article by Li Punman at my1510 about an older generation peasant's view on the Beijing Olympics. Nationalism is still a pervasive frame.

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