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Oiwan Lam · June, 2010

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 June, 2010

China: The end of redirect

Kai Pan from China/divide comments on the end of's redirecting of search engine to Google Hong Kong.

China: Shanghai World Expo

Maple Xu blogs about her experience in the Shanghai World Expo. The post is translated from Chinese into English by Xujun Eberlein.

China: A music video's take on property prices

Alice from DANWEI translated the lyrics of a music video commenting on the property price in China.

Japan: Voice tweets override election rule

Akky Akimoto from Asiajin points out that incumbent upper house member Kenzo Fujisue tried to avoid the violation of upper house election rule in Japan by posting url of voice...

China and Korea: National sentiment controlled by rumors

Key from China Hush blogs about the anti-Korean sentiment in China which has been fanned by a number of rumors.

China: Debate over RMB evaluation

One week before the G20 summit, the Chinese central bank announced the increase of flexibility of RMB exchange rate. The People's Bank of China asserted that the exchange rate regime...

Japan: Most popular company for job seekers

Akky Akimoto from Asiajin quotes a research that shows Google being the most popular company for Japanese job seekers between age 25 to 34.

China: A new search engine

Kaipan from china/divide introduces a beta search engine,, in China.

China and France: Overseas Chinese in Paris protest against violence

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated netizens’ comments on a recent overseas Chinese protest against violence in Paris.

South Korea: Teen beaten to death for ‘gossip’

Matt from Gusts of Popular Feeling blogs about school bullying, which recently caused the death of a 15 year-old girl.

China: Advertisement from One Immigration Agency

PH from Veggie Discourse translated an advertisement from an immigration agency telling its customers why they should migrate to the America.

China: Online World Cup sick leave doctor note

Want to watch World Cup rather than going to work? You can buy sick leave doctor online! (more from Shanghaiist)

China: The citizens’ pledge

C. Custer from China Geek translated a citizens’ pledge written by a blogger, Tiger Temple, and circulated around the Internet. The pledge is a moral statement against social and political...

China: Private health care

Tessa Thorniley from DANWEI blogs about the development of private health care business in China.

China: Silence about gambling crackdown?

Angry Chinese Blogger explains the rationality of China-watchers in reporting Chinese government action, taking the recent gambling crackdown as an example.

China: Online map service policy

China Hush translated a blog post from sina forum explaining China government's policy towards online map services to address national security issue.

Hong Kong and China: Local languages

Wangbo discusses the relation between language and identity in China and Hong Kong by referring to a blog post written by Luqui Luwei.

Hong Kong: Blocked by government free wifi?

Daai Tou Laam, a blogger who is very critical of the Hong Kong government, complains that his blog has become inaccessible via the SAR government free wifi service.

Old Revolutionaries on the Present Upsurge of Worker Action in China

China Study Group translated a petition statement jointly signed by a number of old revolutionaries on the recent labour strikes in China. The statement addresses to the CCP, People's Congress,...

China: Post 80s rural worker

A recent wave of labour strike in China has attracted local and foreign media's attention. While local media has been harmonized by the propaganda department in order to stop workers...

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