Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

Oiwan Lam · August, 2009

A media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong. My Chinese writings are in inmediahk.net and my Twitter account is @oiwan.

Email Oiwan Lam

Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from August, 2009

Japan: Voting for Change

Diary of A Singaporean Mind comments on the Japanese election result that ended the LDP 54 years of continuous rule. The blogger pointed out that Japanese people had voted for...

China and Taiwan: Dalai Lama's visit, inevitably political

Yesterday Dalai Lama arrived in Taiwan on a visit that has been denounced by China. The trip, requested by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to President Ma Ying-jeou, aimed at comforting...

Myanmar: Tension in the Sino-Burmese border

ESWN collects news reports on the military conflict between the Burmese government and the Kokang Ceasefire Group near the Sino-Burmese border. The situation has been getting worse in the past...

Hong Kong: Parents, don't get fooled by CCTVB!

The Libertines Pub comments on a local T.V's (TVB Jade Channel) news report regarding the public consultation on review of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. The writer pointed out that...

Japan: Robot nurse bear

Pink Tentacle featured a new machine – robot nurse bear which is designed to assist nurses by lifting patients in and out of their beds and wheelchairs.

China admits organ harvesting as main source of transplantation

C.A. Yeung highlights China Daily's recent report which admitted that executed prisoners had been the source of more than 65 percent organ transplantation performed in China. The blogger points out...

China: Mobile phone and Dissent 2.0

Uln from Chinayouren blogs about his experience in getting dissent messages asking people to quit CCP via mobile phone.

Japan’s Medical System

In response to the New York Times’ blog Q&A about the health care systems of the world, Cruzon from Mutant frog blogs about his experience in Japan's medical system, which...

Japan: 74-year-old American tourist detained for carrying pocket knife

James from Japan Probe updated the news story about a 74-year-old American tourist being detained for 10 days because he was carrying pocket knife.

China: Cheap money policy

The China Vortex has an article about China's money policy: the trouble with this policy is that it turns companies whose growth is based on cash flow into speculators.

China: Free speech under control 2.0

David Bandurski translated an article from CCP mouthpiece publication, Qiushi, on “Freedom of Speech and the Media’s Responsibility”. The article showed the Chinese government's desire for a fair share in...

China: The Death of the Internet Addict Youth

ESWN translated a Southern Metropolis Daily article about the death of a young man at an Internet addict healing camp. The article got the editor fired from his job.

Hong Kong: Poll on drug tests

Libertines Hong Kong has a very interesting post on the background of research institute, Hong Kong Research Association, which recently released a research founding that 70% of Hong Kong pupils...

South Korea: Why Does Korea Not Accept Refugees?

Korea Beat translated a newspapers opinion piece on “Why does Korea not accept refugees?”. According to the article, from 1994 to last June a total of 2,336 people have applied...

Hong Kong: School drug testing scheme

The Hong Kong government insisted to go ahead in implementing the school drug testing scheme despite a growing concern over its violation of children's rights.

China: Tan Zuoren’s Defense Statement

China Digital Times posted a translation of Tan Zuoren's defense statement against the charge of incitement to overthrow state power. Tan is a citizen rights activist who exposed the issue...

China Internet blocks bad enough to chase you away?

A survey has been set up to check if China Internet blocking will chase people away from China. (via goldkorn from twitter)

South Korea: Kim Dae-jung's funeral

Ohmynews! has a report on the politics concerning the funeral arrangement for former President Kim Dae-jung who passed away on August 18.

China: CO2 emissions will peak at 2030

Elaine Chow at Shanghaiist quotes from National Development and Reform Commission on the CO2 emissions trend in China. The report said that China's CO2 emissions will peak at 2030.

Japan: Poop Obsession

Mari introduces a poop animation called “Unko-san” (meaning Miss Poop) to show the poop obsession culture in Japan.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site