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Oiwan Lam · November, 2009

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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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