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
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China: Blog is Outdated?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 blog culture is dying down. Moreover, recently bokee.com and blogchina.com, the two earliest BSPs founded by Fang dong-xing (nickname blogfather)...
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.
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 safety.
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 government expressed its anger and disappointment at the European Union decision, insisting Hu was a criminal, and described the...
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 to have a soft landing in heated economy.
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 Taiwan). Here is a collection and translation of local media reports and here is a collection of stories on Zhang...
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, throwing a banana at Tsang in the Legislative Council during the Q & A session. It marks the beginning of...
China: Child Labor
Joe from ChinaSMACK blogs about Child labour in Wuhan and the netizens discussion about the issue.