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Oiwan Lam · August, 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 August, 2010

China: Beyond being second

Xie Guozhong from my1510 comments on China's rapid economic growth and stresses the need for economic adjustment for a healthy and sustainable economy in the long run.

China: Blogger Fang Zhouzi was attacked

Famous blogger or the Science Cop, Fang Zhouzi, was attacked by thug yesterday (August 29). ESWN translated his blog post about the attack.

China: Tibetan blogosphere

Dechen Pemba introduces the Tibetan blogosphere for tomorrow's BlogDay at the comment factory.

Hong Kong: A Typology Internet Commentators

ESWN translated an online forum post on a typology of Hong Kong Internet Commentators regarding Aug 23 Manila hostage incident.

Is Taiwan Whitewashing Sino-Tibetan History?

Angry Chinese Blogger explains the recent controversy regarding an exhibition in the Taipei's National Palace Museum on “Tibet: Treasures From the Roof of the World”. The exhibition was hailed as...

China: VPN blocked

Tom Lasseter tested the boundary of forbidden virtual world in China after he failed to connect to his VPN.

Hong Kong and the Philippines: The uncovered truth of the 823 tragedy

A Filipino Chinese who grows up in Hong Kong wrote a post about the 823 tragedy in which 8 hostages were killed by a gunman. The writer believes that the...

China: Food poisoning -Crayfish

Crayfish dishes in China are contaminated with industrial acid which gives patients sore joints, a sore back, pale complexion, and the rather peculiar ‘soy sauce urine’. (more from Daniel Mark...

China: Death Sentence Given To Ex-Police Internet Supervisory Department Head

ESWN translated a local news about the death penalty given to Yu Bing, an ex-police Internet supervisory department head, who received four bribes totally more than 10 million yuan during...

China: Riot police beat up Henan football fans

China Hush has collected online video and photo materials on the riot police action against Henan football fans on 18 of August.

Hong Kong: Transparency on filtering

Hong Kong Government Chief Information Officer, Jeremy Godfrey, has opened a twitter account @HKGCIO and he is discussing with @daaitoulaam regarding transparency on filtering.

China: Pambassadors

Elaine Chow from Shanghaiist blogs about the recruitment of six Panda Ambassadors in China. The Pambassadors will be working at the famous Woolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in...

China: Hype on university virginity rate

On August 16, a survey report on university female student virginity rate was posted around university forums. Since the report was published under the name of Li Yinhe, the most...

China: Finland Bath

Carrie Yang and Katrien translated Han Han's short story, I want to talk to this world, which describes Finland Bath business and a police crackdown incident.

China and North Korea: Jet Crash

Adam Cathcart from Sinologistical Violoncellist looks into the strange jet crash incident in Liaoning province. Some Chinese netizens commented that the incident is the the North Korean version of Lin...

China and the U.S: Trouble Waters

Sinica podcast looks at the trouble waters between China and the U.S around China’s coast.

Hong Kong: Policemen Issued Threats On Facebook

Two policemen wrote in Facebook that they would shoot, Amina, the cop-slapper. Upon investigation, they have been assigned to desk duty and not allowed to carry firearms. However, similar threats...

China: The use of Documentary in Chinese Civil Rights Movements

Florence from has translated an article written by human rights lawyer, Tengbiao, on the use of documentary video in Chinese civil rights movement.

China: Apple Peel

The video shows how the China made new product Apple Peel 520 turns a IPod Touch into an IPhone. More Apple Peel alike products are coming out. This one equips...

China: More than half of the sold housing in Shanghai is vacant

Elaine Chow from Shanghaiist blogs about an online survey conducted by in which netizens reported that 51.23% of the sold housing in Shanghai is vacant.

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