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 November, 2009
China: Dwelling Narrowness
A popular Chinese drama “Dwelling Narrowness” was “re-scheduled” without explanation recently. ESWN translated various reports and discussions about the drama. A recent development of the drama is that one of the main characters becomes the mistress of a government official in order to help repay her older sister's mortgage.
China: 41 Popular Chinese Internet Memes From 2009
Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated local web portal Netease's pick of 41 popular Chinese internet memes.
China: Prisons more modern & luxurious than schools
Tingting from ChinaSMACK translated a local forum post that shows modern and luxurious design prison in China.
China: The hottest people on the internet in 2009
CC from China Hush has a year end roundup post on the hottest people on the internet in China in 2009.
Japan: International Robot Exhibition
Pink Tentacle posted some photos taken from the International Robot Exhibition in Toyko.
China: Great Wall damaged by gold miners
Angry Chinese blogger blogs about the ongoing destruction of Great Wall as a result of local corporates’ private interest. In a recent case, a 100 meter long Great Wall has been damaged by gold miners in Inner Mongolia.
China: Chinese is the most difficult language
Uln has written three long posts to argue that Chinese is the most difficult language in the world. Part I, Part II and Part III.
Japan: Peak oil crisis and organic farming
Martin J Frid from Kurashi reports on a discussion on the projected peak oil crisis and the example of Ogawa organic farming project in prepare for the future.
China: Endless search for distinguished talent
China Hush has a blog post on a new selection system adopted by Peking university to pick up talented students.
China: Protest against garbage incinerator
Cochina posts a series of videos showing yesterday's protest against the construction of garbage incinerator in Guangzhou Panyu. ESWN has translated the details of the protest.
China and Japan: Feng Zhenghu at Narita airport
Shanghai human rights activist Feng Zhenhu has been living and waiting in the hall of Japan's Narita airport since November 4 when he was barred from entering his own country by the Shanghai immigration the eighth times. Feng is an economist and a human rights activist. After the Tiananmen Massacre...
China and U.S.A: Obama's letter to Southern Weekend
Shizhao has posted Obama's letter to Southern Weekend during his visit in China. Many believe that this letter has something to do with the story about Southern Weekend's missing front page and blank advertisement.
China and U.S.A: IPR Theft
Angry Chinese blogger writes on an intellectual property right dispute case between a Beijing firm Zhongyi Electronic LTD and Microsoft.
Taiwan: Protest against American beef by eating cow dung
Roy Berman from Mutantfrong Travelogue blogs about a recent protest action in Taiwan against the importation of American beef. The student wanted to show that eating American beef is scarier than eating Taiwanese cow dung!
China: Release Zhao Lianhai, the Father of the Kidney Stone Babies
C.A Yeung translated a petition signed by more than a hundred Chinese netizen demanding the Beijing police to release Zhao Lianhai, a famous rights activist and the founder of an organisation called the Home for the Kidney Stone Babies. Zhao was arrested and detained by the police since November 13.
Japan: Artist and morality
Neojaponisme has a blog post about the protocol for Japanese record labels to pull their artists’ CDs from stores when they are arrested on drug charges or for any other anti-social acts.
South Korea: Dual nationality
Roy Berman from Mutantfrog Travelogue blogs about the recently drafted law that allows dual citizenship for adults in South Korea.
China: Obama, censored or not?
Fool's Mountain pointed out how the Chinese propaganda machine has successfully played tricks on foreign media in reporting the censoring of Obama's Q & A session with Shanghai youth.
China: Obama as a big supporter of non-censorship
Adam Minter is disappointed by Obama's comment in the Shanghai Town Hall meeting with students, in particular, his expression that “I'm a big supporter of non-censorship”.
China: Obama's Q & A session
Alice Poon from Asia Sentinel translated a blog post written by Lipuman regarding Obama's comment on Twitter and Firewall.
China: Obama and Chinese Netizens
C. Custer from ChinaGeeks translated Chang Ping's blog post on Obama's visit and Chinese netizens’ aspiration for free speech and information.