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Oiwan Lam · October, 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 October, 2008

China: Blog is Outdated?

The 4th Chinese Blogger Conference will be held November 15-16th, 2008, in Guangzhou, China. However, in the past year, there is a continuing discussion in the Chinese blogosphere on whether...

U.S and South Korea: Currency Crisis and Korean Students in the US

Yoon Jeong Kim writes on how the currency crisis affects Korean students life in the U.S at Ohmynews!

U.S and South Korea: Currency Swapping Plan

Andy Jackson from the Marmot's hole blogs about the U.S and South Korea currency swapping plan. The blogger finds it a win-win deal.

China and U.S: World of Warcraft

China Beat blogs an interview with UCI Professor of Informatics Bonnie Nardi on her research founding on WoW players in China and the U.S.

China: Crisis and Opportunity

Chinayouren discusses the optimism and pessimism on the global financial crisis in China.

China: Uyghurs Speak Out on Hotel Restrictions

The New Dominion follows up the hotel restrictions against Uyghurs in Beijing by collecting more Uyghur thoughts over the issue.

Japan: Marriage with anime characters

(the) Road to the Deep East blogs about a signature campaign by a Japanese man demanding Japanese government to permit the marriage with anime characters, legally.

South Korea: National Struggle Day of Irregular Workers

CINA blogs photos of the demonstration on 26 of Oct – the national struggle day of irregular workers.

China: Shanghainese

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a long discussion and debate in Tianya forum on Shanghai people's attitude towards outsiders.

China: Quiet at Melamine tainted-eggs

David Bandurski from China media project notices how the mainstream media in China are quiet about the melamine tainted-eggs issue even though the government stressed its determination on securing food...

China: No Uyghurs in our Hotel

The new dominion blogs about the systematic discrimination against Uyghurs in China, such as denied access to inns or hotels.

Taiwan: Protest to defend Sovereignty

Claudia Jean blogs photos of the weekend protest organized by Democratic Progressive Party against the president Ma Ying-jeou concerning his policy towards China.

China: Rumors and Authorities

ESWN translated an article from Southern Metropolis Daily on the relation between the spreading of rumors and the lack of trust on the authorities.

South Korea: Homophobia

Ask a Korean! discusses the homophobic culture and reaction in South Korea.

China: “Criminal” with Human Rights Award

Last week (Oct 23) it was announced that the European Parliaments’ Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought has been awarded to Chinese political activist Hu Jia. On the other hand,...

China: Economic Softlanding

Sun Bin looked into the statistic of China and U.S Ratio of house prices to average income and agreed with the Economist that the current financial crisis may help China...

China and Taiwan: Zhang Mingqing Incident

ESWN has followed up closely the Zhang Mingqing incident (the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait vice-chairman being attacked and push to the ground during his visit to Southern...

China: Shekou 30th anniversary

Maryannodonnell writes a brief review on China open door history and the 30th anniversary of Shekou Industrial Zone.

Hong Kong: Creative Commons Launch

Rebecca Mackinnon blogs about the set of exciting events and happenings around the launch of Creative Commons Hong Kong licenses.

Hong Kong: Banana Politics

The Chief Executive Donald Tsang's policy speech last week didn't give people any surprise. The hottest subject is about Legislator Raymond Wong Yuk-man, Chair of the League of Social Democrats,...

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