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Oiwan Lam · October, 2008

A media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong. My Twitter account is @oiwan and personal views are published on: patreon.com/oiwan

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from October, 2008

China: Blog is Outdated?

  31 October 2008

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 blog culture is dying down. Moreover, recently bokee.com and blogchina.com, the two earliest BSPs founded by Fang dong-xing (nickname blogfather)...

China: Shanghainese

  29 October 2008

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

  28 October 2008

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 safety.

China: Rumors and Authorities

  27 October 2008

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

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China: “Criminal” with Human Rights Award

  27 October 2008

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 government expressed its anger and disappointment at the European Union decision, insisting Hu was a criminal, and described the...

China: Economic Softlanding

  24 October 2008

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 to have a soft landing in heated economy.

China and Taiwan: Zhang Mingqing Incident

  24 October 2008

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 Taiwan). Here is a collection and translation of local media reports and here is a collection of stories on Zhang...

Hong Kong: Banana Politics

  22 October 2008

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, throwing a banana at Tsang in the Legislative Council during the Q & A session. It marks the beginning of...

China: Child Labor

  21 October 2008

Joe from ChinaSMACK blogs about Child labour in Wuhan and the netizens discussion about the issue.

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