Oiwan Lam · December, 2008

Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from December, 2008

China: Guarantee happiness

  29 December 2008

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 people's well-being.

Northeast Asia: 2008 Review

  27 December 2008

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 the serious challenges in the global economy and the financial markets. Peace talk between North and South Korea continues, while...

China: Nationwide Teachers’ Strike

  19 December 2008

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 Pi Region (陴縣) in Sep 23, teachers demanded local government to follow national law (such as Teachers Law) and raise...

Japan: 2008 Politics

  19 December 2008

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

China: Lugu Lake

  17 December 2008

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

South Korea: Riot Police Suppressed Comfort Women Protest

  16 December 2008

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 Human Rights. However, the government sent riot police to suppress the peaceful protest.

China: Charter 08, to be free and fearless

  15 December 2008

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 released Charter 08, demanding more political reform in China. However, the China government decided to celebrate the Universal Declaration of...

Hong Kong: Pride Parade 2008 – Celebrate Love

  12 December 2008

In this coming weekend (13 of December), a coalition of civic groups will organize a pride parade to celebrate diverse love expression. Although Hong Kong is a global city, to organize this parade is not easy at all, the government, public service sector and conservative Christians do not even try to hide their discrimination.