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Oiwan Lam · December, 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 December, 2010

China, Congo and Japan: Soccer politics

Ministry of Tofu translates Chinese netizens’ reactions over a recent soccer fans riot in Congo. The African soccer fans had mistaken the Japanese referee as Chinese and smashed Chinese-own stores...

China: Rich state, poor people

Andy Yee translates and analyzes Mo Zhixu's article on the political system that results in “rich state and poor people in ChinaGeeks.

Hong Kong: Class relations and the democracy movement

Hu Sunzi from China Study Group introduces and comments on sociologist HF Hung's recent writing on the class relation and democracy movement in Hong Kong. The article contextualizes the political...

China: South-North Water Transfer Project

Yin Mingwan, a senior engineer at the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, explains in China Dialogue that the South-North Water Transfer Project won’t solve Beijing’s chronic water...

China Blog Network

A new website, China Blog Network, has just been launched today. It is a platform for blogs about China to connect to one another and for readers to discover new...

2010 Chinese blogosphere: Peace and conflict

The top stories among Chinese communities in Northeast Asia in 2010 can be summarized in two words: Peace and Conflict.

China’s top stories in 2010

David Bandurski from China Media Project blogs the official list of top domestic story of the year and invites readers to fill in the gap by sharing their top stories...

China: The short life of GFW father's microblog

China digital times explains why Fang Binxing's Sina microblog was shut down in three hours. Fang is the President of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications who is known as...

China: Tax cut

George Chen discusses the tax cut agenda put forward at the Central Economic Work Conference in China.

China: Empty News

Chang Ping writes at China Media Project on the firing of Xinhua reporter Yan Bingguang and the production of empty news in the state-run media in China.

China: A Cold Winter Night with the Petitioners

Zhang Kai, a human rights lawyer, swaps the comforts of his warm apartment to come face to face with the suffering of petitioners who took refuge from the cold weather...

China: Ghost cities

Chandni Rathod and Gus Lubin from Business Insider presents satellite pictures of ghost cities in China. Ghost cities refer to newly built empty cities with very few residents. They one...

China: The World of Guarantee

You have to guarantee that the content of your website be clean, or else you will be penalized by “DNS suspension” or “web-maintenance”. Lee Chi-leung from translates an excerpt...

China: Meaning of the word “love”

Maryannodonnell from Shenzhen Noted looks into the meaning of “I love you” in a cross cultural romantic relation in Shenzhen.

China: More empty chairs

China Digital Times has an article on netizens’ interpretations of the three empty chairs on the front page of Southern Metropolis Daily. “It is a Tribute to Lui Xiaobo and...

China: A Nobel Peace Prize for Assange?

David Bandurski from China Media Project translated the December 10 2010 editorial of Beijing Daily which criticized the Nobel Peace Prize as a “tool of Western values and ideology,” and...

China: Alleviating traffic jam in Beijing

Stan from China Hearsay comments on a set of drafted policy that aims at alleviating traffic jam in Beijing.

China: Deconstructing Foxconn

Prof. Jack Qiu of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, an advisor of SACOM, produced a video on the harsh working conditions at Foxconn, Deconstructing Foxconn.

China: Current situation in Lhasa

High Peaks Pure Earth translates a blogpost by Tibetan writer Woeser which vividly depicts the current situation in Lhasa.

Debate on the China Model

Last month the British Prime Minister David Cameron visited China. After he had delivered his speech at Peking University, a student asked him what he could learn from China. The...

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