Oiwan Lam · October, 2007

Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from October, 2007

China: Romance with the Moon

  28 October 2007

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI has collected and translated various feelings, comments and observations from journalists about China moon travel. Han Song (one of the journalist blogger) has pointed to a early science fiction in 1904 about modern China's moon wish.

China: Chinese Nominees for the BoBs

  28 October 2007

This year the Best of Blogs voting has started in Oct 22, 2007. You can cast your vote online for the best weblogs, videoblogs and podcasts. According to Deutsche Welle, there were 7,000 nominations around the world this year. 15 Chinese weblogs are in the nominee list. Among which three...

Hong Kong: China's Olympic Opportunity

  26 October 2007

Legislative Councilor Martin Lee was accused of inviting interference from U.S to China. ESWN brings together Martin Lee's article from the Wall Street Journal, member of Executive Council Tsang Yok-sing's criticism on Martin Lee and local newspapers report on the issue.

Japan: Family Crests

  26 October 2007

There are around 20,000 Kamon, family symbol, in Japan. Ryoko from Pingmag introduces some of the kamon design with animal motif.

China: Reporting Moon Orbiter

  25 October 2007

Rose Lu from my1510 compares the various arrangement for reporting on China space travel (zh). Yesterday, most of the reporters managed to witness the Chang'e-1, the first China's moon orbiter, blasting out to the space, even though they have to enter the Xichang Satellite Launch Center as tourists.

China: Affirmative Action for Rural Students

  25 October 2007

Xueyong suggests that universities in China should adopt the policy of affirmative action for rural students (zh). At present, among the top rank universities, only 20% of the students comes from rural area, although rural population is consisted of more than half of the whole population. As education is a...

China: Same Life Same Price

  24 October 2007

In China, if a rural peasant got killed in a traffic accident, the compensation is likely to be much lower than those with a urban household registration. Recently, Liu Xiaoyuan won a case in Beijing for a “same life same price” compensation of a car accident which killed a rural...

China: More on DNS Hijacking

  23 October 2007

Rebecca from Rconversation tries to clarify what exactly had happened concerning the temporarily redirecting of western search engines to Baidu and government anti-porn site.

Hong Kong: University Master Plan

  23 October 2007

The Chinese University Student Union has launhed a signature campaign against the university's undemocratic practice in Master Plan process (zh). The students demanded the university to include representatives of stake holders in the master plan steering committee and disclose all information in relation to the campus planning. HK-x-force, a student...

Taiwan and Burma: Burmese Chinese in Taiwan

  23 October 2007

Coolloud has an interview with a Burmese Chinese, Yeung Yong Zhou. In the past, his family considered Taiwan as their mother country; however, when he started his study in Taiwan, he felt bitter about the debate on the definition of “Taiwanese”. Now that he has got the right of abode...

China: Sex-Related Advertisements

  23 October 2007

Earlier in September, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television announced the ban on sex-related advertisements, however, sex-related advertisements are still running amok in China. ESWN translated an article from Southern Weekend to explain why.

China: Search Engine DNS Hijack

  22 October 2007

The issue about Baidu hijacking Google traffic remained a mystery. Although internet media Sohu has denied the accusation, they didn't provide an explanation to the redirection of traffic from western search engine to Baidu on Oct 18. William Long pointed out that rumour couldn't be stopped without explaination (zh).

China: Sentencing by Software

  22 October 2007

Chinese Law Prof blog has a story about a Wuhan Law professor's development of a software for determinating the appropriate sentence in criminal cases.

China and Japan: Dali Lama

  22 October 2007

Angry Chinese Blogger wonders how China would respond to Dali Lama's visit to Japan: China's two big hates set to come together.

China: Education

  22 October 2007

Li Yinhe compares the difference between Chinese and westerner's attitude toward education (zh). For westerner, education is to learn something, while for Chinese, education is the only path towards success.

Hong Kong: More about ‘External Manipulation’ in Hong Kong

  19 October 2007

ESWN has translated and put together reports and blog posts on the “external manipulation” in Hong Kong. Instead of asking whether there is effective manipulation, he looked into the question why would anyone (in this case the head of democratic party Martin Lee and Sin Chung-kai) meet with John Negroponte...

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