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 March, 2009
Hong Kong and the Philippines: Satire or racism?
A Senate leader in the Philippines just filed a resolution condemning a Hong Kong writer Chip Tsao for his article “The War at Home” in HK Magazine (originally published on 27 of March). Now the article has been taken down in the website but the Senate Resolution also asked the...
China: Earth Hour
Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated netizens’ comments on Earth Hour campaign.
Japan: Tourism videos
Edo from Pink Tentacle introduces a series of official tourism videos produced by the city of Hakodate. The videos are about aliens invasion of the city.
Japan: Two-man union on strike at Kyoto University
Adamu from Mutantfrog blogs about a two-man strike at Kyoto University against the exploitation of irregular work contract.
China: Chinese Al Jazeera?
Mutant Palm is pretty sure that China can't create a Chinese Al Jazeera. Why? read this.
Japan: Political volcano awaiting to blow?
Ampontan gives an update on the Japan political climate that the voting public will erupt, soon or late, is inevitable.
South Korea: Soju History
Korea Beat translated a local feature article on the 90 years of Soju evolution.
China: Official story on Tibet
David Bandurski from China Media Project reports on the Chinese government's propaganda campaign on Tibet and the trip of “Living Buddha” to north America, but all effort seems to be in vain.
China: Names to be remembered
The death toll and identity details of school children victims in the May 12 Wenchuan earthquake last year has been sealed in a black box by Chinese government officials, like a state secret. Last December, Ai Wei-wei, a most respectable intellectual and blogger, decided to compile the names of school...
China: Taking Kimono Picture
Two Chinese women were driven away by around 10 Chinese onlookers when they were taking photos of cherry blossom with their Kimono outfit in Wuhan University. In a Sohu poll, more than half of the votes support the onlookers’ action. Fauna from ChinaSMACK has translated the discussion.
China: Racist? or new PC colonialism
Uln from Chinayouren joins in the discussion among China Geeks, wangxiaofeng and heicaitou over a picture on evolution and its racist implication.
China: Filming Confucius
Joel Martinsen from Danwei puts together discussions on the filming of Confucius. Apart from the news that Chow Yun Fat will be starring the film, the transformation of “Confucius” as a new cultural icon by commercial force is a main concern.
Hong Kong: Vindication of June 4 in Question
2009 is the 20th anniversary of June 4 Tiananmen Massacre. If there were reincarnation, people who had been killed then would be twenty years old this year. Some of them would probably become university students, who are usually regarded as conscience of the society. Sadly this year, at least two...
Hong Kong: Political Future
Suzanne Pepper wrote a review on Hong Kong's political development since 1997 in China Elections and Governance.
South Korea: Military Service
Ask a Korean! blogs about the Mechanics of Serving in the Korean Military.
Japan: Tech Innovation Awards Contest
Masaru IKEDA from Asiajin introduces the 15 nominees of CNET Japan's Tech Innovation Awards Contest.
China and U.S: View on China's investment in US treasury
Sunbin sums up a Hong Kong government economic policy adviser, Sze Wing Ching's view on China's investment in U.S treasury.
China and U.S.A: South China Sea Confrontation
Chris from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese netizen reaction on the confrontation between U.S and China navy in the South China Sea.
China: Most Awesoon Bull Protest
On February 20, 2009, the Anhai Town Government of Jinjiang city, Fujian province was besieged by dozens of ox. (via Ya, I Yee)
China and U.S.A: Doing Business
Elliot Ng from CNreview reports on a panel on Business in China in the South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas.
China: 10 handy tools to bypass GFW
Ya, I Yee has translated Essential Blog's post on 10 handy tools to bypass GFW.