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Oiwan Lam · September, 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 September, 2010

China: 7 Departments on censorship

Isaac lists out in Twitter 7 government departments that are responsible for censorship in China.

China and the U.S.A: Yuan's value and stock market's move

George Chen notices a coincidence happened before the China national day: Goldman Sachs chose the day to sell up to $2 billion-worth of shares of its stake in Industrial and...

Japan: Earthquake warning via mobile phone

Akky Akimoto from Asiajin introduced an earthquake early warning system via mobile phone network in Japan.

China: Blind people's footpath with Chinese character

A collection of photos on the design of blind people's footpath in China has been circulated widely through sina micro-blog. All the paths lead the blinds to dangerous trap.

China: Uncensored District Government Website

ESWN translated a news story on a grassroots government website in Xindu district of Chengdu city. The district government website does not censor away abusive comments, on the other hand,...

China’s bizarre phenomena: buildings die unnaturally

China Hush gathered informations and pictures from and and showed how buildings die unnaturally in China.

China and Australia: Reactions to Chinese Asylum Seekers’ Rooftop Protest

Veggie Discourse translated Chinese netizens’ reaction to the Chinese Asylum Seekers’ 2 days rooftop protest in Sidney.

China: Glory to the Stability Maintenance Contractors

Yesterday, September 26, the Chinese Government released its white paper on human rights. The Xinhua news report highlighted the positive aspect of the role of Internet freedom for the government...

China: Ai Weiwei's English Tweets

A group of volunteers help prominent artist-activist, Ai Weiwei, to translate his Chinese tweets into English.

China: The Most Awesome Train Door

The Youku video shows the most awesome subway train door in Beijing city.

China: Cat meat posing as mutton

Elaine Chow writes in Shanghaiist about a recent rumor that “lamb shiskabobs” sold from street food vendors or mutton dishes from restaurants might have actually been made out of kitties.

China: Girl Committed Suicide After Being Molested by Police Officers

China Hush translated a local news story about a 16-year-old girl leaped to her death from hotel after being molested in Fenghuang city of Hunan province. Among the five suspects,...

China: New media, new challenges

China media project translated a CCP journal article written by Gao Xinmin on how new media has changed the political culture in China.

China: Walkway and Pedestrian Crossing

China Hush translated some forum posts on the design of pedestrian crossing that runs through grass and tree, and walkways for blinds that leads into the river.

China: The Shutting Down of Power Plant

A series of photos at showing the demolition of two power plant towers in Zhejiang Province on 16 of September.

China: Yihuang Self-Immolation Incident and the Power of Microblogging

Chinese online public opinion has once again changed the course of an event, this time regarding a forced demolition and consequent self-immolation protest in Yihuang county, Jiangxi. On September 10,...

China: Redefining the Great Wall

“The Great Wall is not a ‘wall’ but rather an ancient Chinese frontier ‘town'” – DANWEI translates an article that argues for a new definition and translation of China's Great...

Taiwan: Typhoon Fanapi

Typhoon Fanapi, the season’s first major typhoon, has passed through Taiwan this morning. Tony Coolidge posts some photos on his blog.

China: Shanghai’s 7 Social Classes

Baoru from CNReviews translated an article from JFDaily on Shanghai's 7 social class.

Smart use of mobile in a rural Chinese restaurant

Lonniehodge posted a twitpic showing the use of mobile wireless device for checking order in a rural Chinese restaurant.

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