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Oiwan Lam · July, 2009

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

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from July, 2009

China: Sulfur mining in Big Tree County

  30 July 2009

Asia Society released an old documentary about pollution problems caused by sulfur mining in Da Shu Xian, or Big Tree County, in Sichuan province. The documentary was produced in 1992.

Japan: DPJ's election manifesto

  29 July 2009

Tobias Harris from observing Japan comments on Democratic party's 2009 general election manifesto. The manifesto covers five major areas: (1) cutting waste (essentially political and administrative reform); (2) child care and education; (3) pensions and health care; (4) regionalization; and (5) employment and the economy.Part I and Part II.

China: “Internet addiction disorder” is a joke

  28 July 2009

Alice Liu from DANWEI translated an article written by Chang Ping, who pointed out that the government's stopping of electro-shock treatment does not mean that they won't reissue Internet addiction as a disease - they are just changing the standards for treatment.

Japan: Mizuhiki twine art

  24 July 2009

Adamu from Multantfrog introduces a Japanese craft, Mizuhiki, which uses twine made from Japanese-style paper to create fancy bows and other designs.

China: On Eclipses and Astronomy in Chinese history

  22 July 2009

Today part of India, China and Japan saw the longest total sola eclipse in 21st Century. In Chinese Astronomy, solar eclipses is related with instability and Granite Studio has an interesting article on eclipses and astronomy in Chinese history.

Japan: Political animation

  22 July 2009

Adamu from Mutantfrog Travelogue posts three political animations produced by political parties that campaign for the Lower House election in August.

China: Manufacturing abandon infants

  22 July 2009

Research-China.Org translated an article, Manufacturing abandon infants, from Southern Metropolis News that describes how the international adoption program provides incentive to local authorities in confiscating new born children from their natural born parents.

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China: Tweeting a detention experience

  20 July 2009

Yesterday, Guangzhou blogger Beifeng went hiking with a number of friends in Baiyun mountain. Some of them were wearing a t-shirt that carry a slogan from Xinhua Daily in1946 that says: one-party rule will bring disaster everywhere (一黨獨裁,遍地是災). It is a communist party slogan against the former ruling party Kuomingtang....

China: Tecn.cn harmonized

  20 July 2009

TECN.CN, a famous China-based online academic forum, has been inaccessible since 18 July 2009. Insiders said the web portal has been closed down. More from C.A Yeung in Under the Jacaranda Tree.

China: Muslim blogger to be investigated

  18 July 2009

Muslim blogger Ismael is going to be investigated by police on his connection with Xinjiang Muslim: since Uighur riots in Urumqi on July 5, I try to defend those oppressed people on Chinese website. So Chinese police telephoned my father to stop me. Try to shut me up. My words...

China: Open Constitution Initiative has stopped operating

  17 July 2009

Xu Zhiyong is a well-known rights lawyer. The Open Constitution Initiative (公盟) is a non-profit NGO established by Xu: they received a notice from the taxation bureau on July 14 asking for 1.42 million yuan in fines and profits received from donations, including from Yale University. (Via Danwei)

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