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Oiwan Lam · December, 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.

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from December, 2009

Did China wreck the Copenhagen deal?

Uln tried to sort out what had happened in Copenhagen and questioned why the developed countries did not sign among themselves a deal for reducing emission. Inside-Out China translated a...

The Top 10 Media Incidents In China During 2009

ESWN translated a Southern Weekend article about the top 10 media events in China during the year 2009.

China and Iran: #CN4Iran

Yesterday, thousands of Iranians took to the street to protest against dictatorship. The protest reminded Chinese people of the Tiananmen democracy movement back in 1989 and Chinese twitterers are using...

China: Liu Xiaobo sentenced to 11 years

C.A. Yeung pointed out that the harsh sentence of Liu Xiaobo to 11 years on subversion charges implied a open rejection of public demands for democratic reforms by the Chinese...

Why China would have never accepted emission control?

Fons Tuinstra from China Herald explains why the Chinese government killed the climate agreement in Copenhagen.

Japan: Entrepreneurship

Fumi Yamazaki from What's happening in Japan right now? blogs about a gathering in Tokyo, Startup Weekend, among developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists to share their...

South Korea: Fan's culture

James Turnbull from the Grand Narratives wrote an interesting article about the changing fan's cultural in South Korea. Middle-aged people are more active in fan's clubs.

China: Chinternet

As a result of a new round of internet regulation policies, such as the ban on individual's registration of CN domain name, Chinese netizens invent a new English word, Chinternet,...

China: White-listing the Internet

DANWEI has translated the Beijing News’ report on the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)'s plan to white list websites on the Internet. More background can be found...

China: People's microblogging online?

While the Chinese government has blocked a large number of social media websites such as twitter and fanfou, the official online media, people.com.cn, fills in the gap and launches its...

China: Grassroots wisdom website

Husunzi from China Study Group introduced a Chinese website on grassroots wisdom.

Macau and China: The 10-year anniversary of Macau’s handover

Jottings from the Granite Studio reviewed the colonial history of Macau and the politics of historical narration by the Chinese Communist Party in the 10-year anniversary of Macau's handover.

China: Internet Triad Organization?

ESWN translated a CCTV article “Internet triad organization manipulates public opinion: 50,000 yuan can influence court verdict” which tries to justify the crackdown of organized-opinion making activities.

China: No more individual domain name registration

Masaru IKEDA from Asiajin blogs about the recent ban on individual domain name registration in China.

Hong Kong: Undemocratic Legco set to approve the world's most costly express train

The Legislative Council (Legco) in Hong Kong is about to approve the funding for the world's most expensive Express Rail Link (ERL)'s construction plan on the coming Friday (Dec 18)....

Japan's Companies CSR Reports

Martin J Frid discusses about corporate social responsibility commitment of Japan's companies in reducing CO2 emission and environmental protection.

Twitter in Japan

Fumi Yamazaki tells her readers how Twitter is quickly increasing its presence in Japan nowadays.

Japan and South Korea: Prostitution

Robert Koehler from The Marmot's Hole blogs about sexual service in South Korea that targets at Japanese male.

South Korea: An Open Letter to Steve Jobs on Iphone

The Metropolitician wrote an open letter to Steve Jobs addressing the situation that foreign residents could not register for I-phone because of local foreign resident policy.

Japan: Graveyards, Golf Courses, Forests Or Farmland?

Martin J Frid from Kurashi blogs about the land use distribution in rural Japan.

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