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Oiwan Lam · December, 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 December, 2008

China: Young activist against eating cats

Fauna from ChinaSMACK picks up the story about a girl leading a campaign against eating cats in Guangdong. The blogger also translates comments from local forum.

China: Guarantee happiness

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated a local report on the government manipulation of a happiness survey in a local town so as to achieve the state targets for improving the...

Northeast Asia: 2008 Review

The northeast Asia region is becoming more integrated politically, economically and socially. State leaders from China, Japan and South Korea recently signed a Joint Statement for Tripartite Partnership to address...

China: Reflection of Charter 08

Uln from Chinayouren discusses on the impact of Charter 08 on future China political change.

China: Interview with Bei Feng

Adam from DANWEI interviewed a famous blogger, Bei feng, who talks about new media space in China.

China: Interview with Journalism Professor

ESWN translated an interview with associate professor Hu Yong of Peking University, School of Journalism and Communication at Tianya forum.

Hong Kong: Not too boring Christmas

Karden, with her black and white cats, wish you a not too boring Christmas. (via

China: Why China’s Block of the New York Times Doesn’t Matter

Adam from Shanghai Scrap explained why China's block of the New York Times doesn't matter.

China: Interview with Anti-CNN founder

Jenny Leung interviewed the founder of, Qi Hanting. The interview is posted at China digital times.

China: Nationwide Teachers’ Strike

Since this October, teachers in Sichuan, Chongqing, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Hunan, Hubei, Guangdong went on strike, demanding a salary raise. According to local media report, the strike started from Sichuan...

Japan: Digital mech art

Edo from Pink Tentacle has a collection on digital illustrations of mechs, droids and borgs.

Japan: 2008 Politics

Neojaponisme has a roundup on 2008 Japan Politics, in particular concerning the dynamics within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

China: Mapping the hurt feelings of the Chinese people

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI creates a map for showing which are the countries involving in “hurting the feelings of the Chinese people”, a rhetoric frequently used by Chinese government.

China: Lugu Lake

Inside-Out China posts an article about the matriarchal tradition near the Lugu Lake.

China: Journalist Throws Shoe At Bush, Chinese Reactions

Ping from ChinaMACK translates a post from tianya that shows the forum users’ reactions towards the incident of Iraqi Journalist's protest against Bush by throwing shoes.

Japan: Economy Needs A Green Revolution

Martin J Frid from Kurashi discusses the potential and advantage of green revolution for Japan economy.

South Korea: Riot Police Suppressed Comfort Women Protest

Michael Solis from Ohmynews! reported (with a video) about the Korean comfort women protest on 10 of December, 60th anniversary of the United Nations’ proclamation of the Universal Declaration of...

South Korea: Translating Mountain Rose

Ask a Korean! discusses cultural different through the exercise of translating the lyrics of a Korean song: Mountain Rose.

China: Top Ten Sex-Related Incidents

ESWN translated a local article form China economic net on 2008 Top Ten Sex-Related Incidents In China.

China: Charter 08, to be free and fearless

At the Eve of the sixtieth anniversary of the promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Dec 10, 303 prominent intellectuals and human rights activists in China, jointly...

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