Oiwan Lam · March, 2011

Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from March, 2011

China: Inflation and Fear

  31 March 2011

Foreseeing the rocket raising inflation, Chinese people are storing up daily necessities, such as Laundry Detergent, at home. Fauna from ChinaSMACK has captured the situation and translated netizens’ response to the inflation fear.

China: Exporting Women

  31 March 2011

China Hush translated an article from a local forum concerning the imbalance in the “importation” and “exportation” of women in China where the gender ratio has already been distorted which results in a “shortage of women”.

Debate about China Model

  31 March 2011

The China Media Project has translated two articles written by Zhang Weiwei, a CCP think tank and Yang Jisheng, an experience retired reporter on their understanding of China Model.

China: In Defense of the NY Times and Paranoia

  28 March 2011

Many bloggers and netizens criticized a recent New York Times article on cell phone monitor in China as false as it could not be reproduced by others. C. Custer from ChinaGeeks points out that we could not assume the reporters making thing up because of failed tests.

China’s property bubble

  24 March 2011

Edward Khoo from Fool's Mountain looks into the market psychology that contributes to the property bubble and affects the government's soft landing measures.

China: VPNs don't work

  23 March 2011

Many Chinese netizens expressed their frustration on the blocking of VPNs in China since last week. Chinaren is among one of them.

China: Consumer Right Performance

  23 March 2011

China Hush translates a local news story on a staged protest in the International Consumers Rights Day: a Lamborghini owner hired people to break his Lamborghini Gallardo sports car worth 3 million yuan in front of a lamp store.

China: Chairman Mao's grandson

  19 March 2011

Mao Xinyu, Mao Zedong’s grandson, was recently promoted to Major General in Chinese military. He has been a major subject for mockery in the past few years among netizens. The Ministry of Tofu presents to you a most update online sarcasm.

China: Salt rush and political trust

  19 March 2011

Jottings from the Granite Studio has a guest commentary written by Yajun on the recent salt rush. The writer points out that it is a symptom of a profound lack of political trust on the government.

China and Japan: Complicated Relationship

  16 March 2011

Jottings from the Granite Studio has two posts looking into the the Sino-Japanese relation. The first post depicts a mixture of envy and empathy; the second post looks into the historical base for this complicated structure of feelings.

China: Controversial Speeches from Party Members

  15 March 2011

The Fourth Session of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) closed yesterday (March 14 2011) in Beijing. One-Party leadership was not a subject up for debate, so people have turned their attention to the speeches and proposals made by the so-called "people's representatives".