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Oiwan Lam · November, 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 November, 2008

China: Taxi Driver Strike, Union and Street Democracy

Taxi drivers from around the country have been in strike for a month. The first protest appeared in Chongqin in November 3, then it spread to Hainan, Gansu, Yunnan, Shandong,...

China: Chinese students inform on political science professor

David Bandurski from China media project quoted from South China Morning post on a news about two Chinese students reporting to the police on a professor at Shanghai’s East China...

China: Zeng Jingyan's Thanksgiving message

ESWN translated Chinese dissent Zeng Jingyan's Thanksgiving message. Zeng's husband Hu Jia is still in prison and Zeng herself is under monitored.

China: Roadmap to Tibet Independence

Sun bin introduces Wang Lixiong's recent article on the Roadmap to Tibet Independence. The Chinese version is re-posted at, while an ongoing English translation is here.

China: An Eviction In Futian

ESWN translated a brief post with a number of pictures from MOP on a violent eviction in Futian, Shenzhen.

China: Yang Jia is dead

Yang Jia (杨佳), who killed 6 police officers at Zhabei District police station in Shanghai on July 1, 2008, was executed this morning (26 of Nov, 2008). A twitter account,...

China and Japan: Paper Schools at Earthquake Zone

Ayana from Pingmag reports on a Japanese student project for building temporary school buildings out of cardboard papers at Chengdu.

China: Photos of Longnan Mass Incident

ESWN collected a series of photos showing the Longnan Mass Incident happened last week.

China: Citizen reporter Zuola becomes a potential threat to state security?!

Three days ago, on Nov 20th, Zuola sent out a twitter message reporting that he could not get through the Customs from Shenzhen to Hong Kong: I can't get in...

Macau: Say No to Article 23 and White Terror

Macau SAR government issued a draft bill enacting Article 23 of the Macau Basic Law in October. The Law is very sensitive and it would affect every citizen's freedom and...

China: Liberate Taiwan with Sexy PLA

Wang Ning suggested to liberate Taiwan with sexy PLA like these pictures…

China: The Longnan riots and the CCP’s global spin campaign

David Bandurski from China Media Project wrote a report on how the CCP manipulated the mass incident happened in Longnan, Gansu through media. Background about Lungnan protest can be found...

Hong Kong: Protect University Beacon

The Chinese University of Hong Kong is planning to remove the beacon (a symbol of freedom of speech and intellectual exchange) temporarily to build an underground information center. However, there...

China: When Your Son Is Kidnapped

ESWN translated a Southern Metropolis Daily news about a father seeking help online for finding his kidnapped son: the kidnappers demanded 30,000 RMB, but the police refused to accept the...

China: Protest and Repression at Earthquake Area, Gansu Longnan

According to mainstream news report, around 30 peasants from Wudu(武都) district Dongjiang(東江) town paid a petition visit to the Longnan(隴南) city committee yesterday (17-18 of Nov), but it ended with...

China: Reflections of a Bridge Blogger

Roland from ESWN posts his presentation, “reflections of a bridge blogger”, for Chinese blogger conference in his blog. (He failed to attend the gathering because of family emergency.)

Japan and the U.S: Debt Crisis

Observing Japan comments on the debt crises in Japan ad the U.S.: For the past two decades, Japan has fallen from a great height, and barring adjustments, it may have...

Japan: Prostitution history

nj from neojaponisme blogs an interesting episode on the history of prostitution in Japan.

South Korea: School Boy Beaten to Death

matt from Gusts of popular feeling blogs on the recent news about a 14 year old school boy being beaten to death by his schoolmates at school.

China: Blogger Conference

David Feng from China Review reports on various presentations at Chinese Blogger Conference, including: Michael Anti's presentation on his old / media experience, Ping Ke's presentation on ir/rational online debate,...

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