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Oiwan Lam · July, 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 July, 2010

Is Religion Good for China?

Kai Pan looks into the blooming of Christianity in China in recent years and addresses the question on whether religion is good for China.

China: First hand account of two Chinese artists arrested and beaten

Under the Jacaranda Tree posts a first hand account written by Diane Gatterdam on the arrest of two Chinese artists, Yang Licai and Wu Yuren.

China: Looking for supplier

David Petersson gives some tips on identifying good and reliable suppliers in China.

China: Computer magazine curses at Tencent

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated a debate between a magazine, China Computer World, and a giant Internet company, Tencent.

China: Being Gay

The angry Chinese blogger explains how the Chinese government controls the gay community from getting too visible in the society.

Death of the China Blog

Kaiser Kuo, Will Moss and Jeremy Goldkorn comment on the Chinese blog scene at Sinica podcast.

China: Professional mourners

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated an article from the Beijing News on professional mourners who perform in funerals in Chongqing and Chengdu.

Hong Kong: Citizen campaign to save Tai Long Beach

Many people have the impression that Hong Kong is a concrete forest made up with high rise buildings. However, actually 75% of the land in this global city is undeveloped...

South Korea: Modernizing Traditional Korean Clothes

James Turnbull from the Grand Narratives blogs about the recent fashion trend in modernizing traditional Korean clothes.

South Korea: Dog Meat Debate

Ask a Korean! translated a local food columnist posts on dog meat.

China: Blogs, Democracy and China's Future

ESWN translated an interview with Zhang Wen at discussing the relation between blogging, democracy and China Future.

China: Me, Wang Hui, and Liberal Wishy-washy-ness

Peter Zarrow, a historian at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), explains why he signed the joint letter supporting Wang Hui at China beat. Meanwhile, the mass mail...

China: Domestic Microblogs Cut Off from the Outside World

C. Custer from ChinaGeeks explains how Chinese microblogs cut their users off from the rest of the world by white listing the short links in the microblog message.

China: Police's call to set up censorship norms

Beijing City Chaoyang district police station issued an urgent notice today regarding "Calling for a working meeting on the security norm of Internet Company". Jason Ng tweetcasts the talk on...

China: Green Dam-Youth Escort closed down

ESWN translated Beijing Times‘ news story about the shutting of Green Dam-Youth Escort Software Project in the Beijing Huajie Building. Last year, the Chinese government insisted that all personal computers...

Korea: Pricking Fingers

Ask a Korean! explains how pricking fingers helps to relieve indigestion and other symptoms.

Google to Resume Search Service in China

Josie worries that Google will start filtering search result again after the renewal of Internet Service License in China.

Hong Kong: The beginning of a thaw, or a fatal split in the democracy movement?

Ma Ngoc wrote a political commentary updating the democratic movement in Hong Kong.

China: Wang Hui's plagiarism scandal, international turn

A plagiarism scandal broke out in March in Chinese academic circles when Nanjing University literature professor Wang Binbin charged that Wang Hui's dissertation on Lu Xun -Resistance to despair –...

Hong Kong: One frequency three radio channels

Michelle from translated an article about the strange phenomena of “One frequency three channels” during the June 4 candle night vigil this year in Hong Kong. The live broadcast...

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