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Oiwan Lam · September, 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 September, 2008

Taiwan: Run The Rainbow Way

Despite the Typhoon, the LGBT community had their annual rally in Taipei city. has put up a video on the event with‘s citizen report.

China: PR-ing Poisonous Milk

David Bandurski from China media project wrote a detailed article about Sanlu's public relation strategy in creating the high-quality image of its milk products and showed how the media is...

China: Imprison for Faking Tiger

Do you still remember the South China Tigergate issue? The farmer, who claimed to have taken the photo is now facing criminal charge and may be put into prison because...

China: One Trillion US Bonds and Debt Scandal

According to a New York Times report in early September, the Chinese Central Bank has invested over USD $1 trillion on U.S. Treasury bills, bonds and debt securities. Among the...

Japan: Hikikomori – Invisible Population

Coriolinus from Japundit blogs about the social phenomena of Hikikomori - People who isolate themselves and refuse all human contact for long periods of time, often years.

South Korea: Essay Contest on “Why is Dokdo Korean Territory?”

Ampontan brings the readers’ attention to a writing competition (for foreigners) sponsored by Korea Time on “Why is Dokdo Korean Territory?” And the prize is round trip to Dokdo!

China: Life of Ordinary Chinese People

kdnet has a set of photos depicting the everyday life of ordinary Chinese people.

China: Morality Crisis

Xujun Eberlein from Inside-Out China have some discussions about the morality crisis happening in China. And whether a new ideology can solve the problem.

China: Oil Pipeline

Micheal from the Opposite End of China blogs about the potential implications of oil pipeline construction plan on China security.

China: Best for enterprises lacking conscience just to die

David Bandurski from China Media Project translated a column article by Liu Yibin at China Youth Daily which suggested that “it would be best for enterprises lacking conscience just to...

Japan: Maga on War and Japan

Japan Focus just published a translation of one of Mizuki Shigeru’s short manga pieces, entitled “War and Japan“, with a brief introduction to the man and his work written by...

South Korea: U.S. Military in Korea

Ask a Korea has some discussion on why do Koreans Complain about U.S. Military in Korea?

China: Chinese Websites Trapped In Milk Powder Gate

ESWN translated a local report from Southern Metropolis Daily on how Chinese search engines and websites are involved in the poisonous milk powder scandal.

Hong Kong: Finance Tsunami

As a major financial center in the world, the financial tsunami triggered by Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy hit the city badly. On sept 18, the Hang Seng Index (HIS) dived about...

Japan: Virtual Shopping Mall

Serkan Toto from Asiajin introduces a popular virtual window shopping website in Japan.

China: Uncovering Sanlu Scandal

ESWN translated Fu Jianfeng's editor note of an investigative report on the Sanlu poisonous milk which disclosed how the company tried to cover up the scandal.

China: Milk Contamination to Catalyze Consumer Awareness

Rich from Crossroad points out some potential positive impacts of the poisonous milk scandal on consumer awareness.

China: 2008 Beijing Paralympics Ends

Allen blogs about the closing ceremony of 2008 Beijing Paralympics at the Fool's Mountain.

Japan: Virtual Boyfriends Social Network

Akky Akimoto introduces a very distinctive social network game in Japan called Web-Kare – virtual boyfriends social network.

China: Why Did I Publish The Name Sanlu?

A reporter blogger tells the readers that the poisonous milk powder issue had been reported in some local newspapers for a period of time, and he is the first reporter...

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