A media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong. My Twitter account is @oiwan and personal views are published on: patreon.com/oiwan
Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from September, 2006
China: strike hard campaign
Monwong at interlocals.net has translated a blog post by Zan Ai Zong concerning the “strike-hard” campaign in China, the article explains how such campaign would easily lead to violation of human rights.
Hong Kong: GWF investigation
The Internet Society Hong Kong has carried out an investigation on the suspected blocking of ntscmp.com website by Nevigator and HGC; Charles Mok blogs the findings: we cannot find any evidence of a block imposed by the accused ISPs on the website in question. Connections from these ISPs to the...
Japan: foreign workers
In order to cope with the shrinking labor force, the Japan Ministry of Justice stressed the need of long-term policies for accepting overseas workers. debito points out that a significant change is that the government has dropped the “3%” upper limit concerning the ratio of foreigners to local population.
South Korea: U.S. Korean War vets to join anti-U.S base protest
Ohmynews Korean version had interview with two U.S Korean War vets who planned to join the anti-U.S military base construction rally on Sunday. Robert Koehler summaries their opinions in Marmot's Hole.
China: listen to the movie producer
The latest movie “The City of Golden Armor” directed by Zhang Yi-Mou was released on September 20, but reporters had not been invited to the movie preview. Buchimifan in Bullog quotes the movie producer Mr Zhang Wei Ping's advice to the reporters: “if you criticise our movies, we won't let...
China: 2nd Chinese blogger conference
The 2nd Chinese blogger conference is going to take place on October 28-29 in Hanzhou, China. The latest schedule, speakers and sessions is now online; here is the details about “How to become a Web Support/Sticker Sponsor”.
China: How much are Chinese professors paid?
Shang Peijin in Shanghaiist summaries a discussion on Chinese BBS concerning how much are Chinese professors paid? The range is from US$500 to US$10,000 per month.
China: wiki's definition of national security police
Zeng jinyan compares her experience in encountering with national security police with the definition in the Chinese wikipedia, they are very different. And she feels frustrated most of the Chinese people cannot access wikipedia to revise the definition. Zeng's experience is: they never show their identity card, they are beyond...
Japan: open source arts
An interview in ping-mag with Dominick Chen, organizer of DIVVY/dual on open source arts.
Hong Kong: GFW in HK?
Soon after Mister Bijou blogged about the suspected case of PCCW (the biggest telecom in HK and ISP netvigator) filtering out not the south china morning post website. The issue was taken up by ESWN and spread to local blogsphere, and bloggers started to do their own testing and there...
South Korea: Textbook revision
Sewing from Marmot's Hole gives us more background about the South Korea textbook revision. This time it is not about intepretation of history, but about changing traditional gender roles, implicit endorsement of single-child families, and unhealthy focus on the myth of a homogeneous Korean “race”.
China and Korea: History wars
Mutant frog writes an elaborated summary on the history wars between China and Korea for the Asian history carnival.
China: 1980s’ attitude towards sex
Shanghaiist puts up a video stream from Tudou, which exploring how people born in the 1980s feel about sex.
China: Baidu and google
One man bandwidth compares the business of Baidu and Google search engine in China and predicted that Google would flounder based on the ancient Chinese pronciple of Guanxi.
Hong Kong: internet censorship
An alert posted by Mister Bijou on PCCW (biggest telecom in HK and ISP netvigator) decision to filter out a website called ntscmp. ESWN picks up the story and urges Hong Kong blogger to test the filtering.
China: cancer report
One Man band width reports on the condition of breast cancer patients in China. Breast cancer is becoming the biggest killer for Chinese women, even resources have been allocated for campaign, nothing much has been changed: “they do not want to alarm women in the late stages of a disease...
China: return migrant workers to countryside
Beijing 2008 Environmental Construction Headquarters officials annoucned on September 14 that the government will use of a strategy of “comprehensive return to the countryside” and “strengthening of aid programs” to return migrant workers to countryside before the 2008 Olympic. China Media Project reports that the proposal was criticized by domestic...
China: western reporters
ESWN translates a magazine feature about western reporters working in China.
Hong Kong and Taiwan: Learning From The Hong Kong and Taiwan Demonstrations
ESWN compares the Hong Kong July 1 demonstration with Taiwan depose Bien demonstrations and generates three principles: (1) Focusing on the key issue(s); (2) Avoid inflaming the other side; and (3) Counting your numbers.
South Korea: former president attacks U.S neo-cons
Kim Dang from Ohmynews writes a citizen report on former South Korean president Kim Dae Jung's criticism towards Amercian neo conservatives and Japanese right wing for exploiting the North Korea nurclear issue.
Mutantfrog blogs about the history of Canon and the role of its American consultant, William R. Gorham, who became a naturalized Japanese citizen shortly before WWII.