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Oiwan Lam · October, 2006

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 October, 2006

China: dam project in tiger leaping gorge

DANWEI has a post on the future and potential conflict of the dam construction plan in the tiger leaping gorge in Yunnan province.

China: the elephant in the newsroom

The imagethief discusses about the quality of China's English language media, which, in his opinion is related to the elephant in the room studiously overlooked in the article above.

Hong Kong: protecting bloggers?

ESWN translates Sidekick's post pleading local media to protect the privacy of bloggers(zh); the recent case is a 12 years’ old girl saying in her blog that she wants to...

South Korea: the passing of former president

Matt summarizes the life of South Korea former president, Choi Gyu-ha, who passed away last Sunday.

Japan: allow Japanese nukes

Mutantfrog comments on the idea and argument on Washington Post that the US needs to allow Japan to arm themselves with nuclear weapons to protect against North Korea: I’m frankly...

Japan: right winging it

JP blogs about some recent right wing activities in Japan in Japundit.

Japan: first lady

Kaishin in Japundit blogs about the public opinions towards the new Japan first lady, Akie Abe.

China: defending political poem

The prosecution of a SMS political poem written by a local civil servant, Qin Zhongfei in Pang Shui in Chongqing city, has raised great concern from local journalists and bloggers....

China: writers meeting

Maryannodonell blogs about her experience in participating the second nanshan district writers federation council meeting on literary creativity in her Shenzhen fieldnotes.

China: new labour law

Fons Tuinstra in China herald blogs about some background fact and fiction concerning the new labour law. also have some more background information.

China: history book

Shang Peijin in Shanghaiist has translated an interview with a Chinese historian Zhu Xueqin on Shanghai's new history text book, which gives more emphasis on people's history.

China: 70 years anniversary of Lu Xun's death

Lyn Jeffery in Virtual China suggests some sites to visit around the 70 years anniversary of Lu Xun's death. Lu Xun has been considered as the father of modern Chinese...

China: water in Beijing

Joel Martinsen in DANWEI translates a discussion about water conservation in Beijing, one of the measure is a ID system for water consumption.

Korea: North Korea nuke analysis round up

Kotaji puts together analysis on North Korea nuclear test and its effects.

Korea: Mount Geumgang Tourism project

Occidentalism summarizes the buzz over Mt Geumgang tourism project. Reports said that Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill demanded the supension of “inter-Korea project” as a part of the sanction...

China: Agricultural bank of China

Logan Wright points out that Agricultural bank of China is following the bailouts and the overseas listings of the other large state-owned banks (Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank...

China: Social harmony with one child policy?

Positive solution discusses whether social harmony is possible with one child policy.

China: Satiric SMS or libel

Joel Martinsen in DANWEI translated an article from Nanfang daily on a prosecution resulted from a political poem in Chongqin.

Taiwan: mobile coffee

Funck Chen at CCB.2.0 blogs about the cultural history of mobile coffee house. The first coffee car appeared in 1999, and now becomes a national landscape and the drivers of...

Taiwan: Taipei Mayoral election

Michael Turton blogs about the coming Taipei Mayoral election, which reflects on the political effects of the anti-president campaign.

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