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Oiwan Lam · November, 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 November, 2006

South Korea: My Reflections on Roh Moo-hyun

Citizen reporter, Victor Foo, from Ohmynews! writes an evaluation on South Korea's president Roh Moo-hyun's achievements and setbacks during his term.

China: Chen Guangcheng's case re-opened

The blind human rights activist's case is re-opened today. According to Zeng Jinyang (zh), the lawyers were harrassed by local police and the village has been blocked to prevent local...

Japan: blogger survey

Kaishin in Japundit presents some data from a recent blogger survey: almost 70% of the people who took it responded that updating was too much of a trouble…

China: More crazy growth for 2007

Fons Tuinstra from China Herald foresees that China will have more crazy growth for 2007.

China: golden Mao

Shang_kenneth from Shanghaiist reports that a 7 metre high statue of Chairman Mao has been recently erected in Changsha. It is a prelude to Mao's birthday next month.

China: story on resignation of a soccer commentator

ESWN puts togethers reports and translation on the media story about the resignation of a famous soccer commentator on CCTV, Huang Jianxiang. The case is significant as it touches upon...

China: sex scandal

China Media project translates an article from Southern Metropolis Daily which comments upon the recent sex scandals and discusses about free speech and social responsibility.

China: 40 mins radio dead air

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated a blog post from Pingke, who tried to explain the 40 mins broadcasting dead air from nine stations, from his experience in working for radio.

Japan: school bullying

Kaishin blogs about the school bullying issue in Japundit.

China: 50 years of peasant life in photos

Great photos stream from Tianya BBS on 50 years of peasant life in China. via Virtual China.

China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan: acquittal rate

Chinese law prof blog compares acquittal rate among China, U.S, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

China: Three Rules for Foreign Tourists at Three Gorge Dam

ESWN translates and puts together articles about the arrest of tourists at Three Gorge Dam. To prevent from getting arrest, tourists have to follow the three princples: You must not...

Hong Kong: food security

How come the egg yokes are in reddish yellow? Because farmers are feeding chemical to ducks and hens. More and more food security issues were exposed in recent weeks. Zoomimaging...

China: police state

Ai Wei Wei reports on a police operation in Beijing Fengtai district in which 500 polices had arrested 800 people for checking their identities. The blogger criticizes the police state...

China: harmony rights

The President of China University of Political Science and Law claimed that harmony rights is the fourth generation human rights concept, the first three stages are: liberation, survival and development...

South Korea: Why Koreans Would Love Battlestar Galactica

Michael Hurt tries to explain why Koreans would love the movie Battlestar Galactica by looking into Korean culture.

China and Africa: African, our brothers

Little bridge has a translation of a blogpost “African, our brothers”, written by a Chinese diaspora Zhai Hua, on his encounter with Africans.

China and U.S: homeland insecurity

One Man Bandwidth blogs about the difficulties in visa application for going to study in U.S from China: We are sending China huge amounts of cash, keeping them out of...

China: dog eats dog tourism

Joel Martinsen in DANWEI blogs about the notorious tourism industry featured in a magazine, Oriental Outlook: the conclusion the articles seem to make is that change in the industry really...

China: modern peasants

Lyn Jeffery in virtual China introduces two peasant websites in China. Both sites are rather visible on net.

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