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 November, 2007
Hong Kong: O Little Town of Tin Shui Wai
Fai Mao composes a song “O Little Town of Tin Shui Wai” before the Christmas about the town's sorrow.
Hong Kong: Debate Or Fist Fight
Diumanpark feels that the weekend Legislative Council by-election debate is more like a street fist fight (zh).
Japan: Fingerprinting Illegal Immigrants
Apart from the official explanation on fingerprinting terrorists, the policy also targets at illegal immigrants — more from Jamie, Japan Probe.
Japan: Sumie Kawakami Interview
David Marx from Neojapanisme posts an interview with Sumie Kawakami, author of Goodbye Madame Butterfly: Sex, Marriage and the Modern Japanese Woman.
China: Golf Culture in University
Xueyong criticizes the golf culture in China university (zh). The blogger notices that for other countries, students enjoy sports that stresses physical competition, such as footballs and basketball, while golf is a showing off of class status.
Japan: 5 Foreigners Kicked Out
James from Japan Probe has an update on the finger-printing immigration policy in Japan.
China: Schoolmate Webites
Lui Ren blogs about his experience in a local SNS website called xiaonei.com. There are so far 2000 universities registered in the website. The blogger notices that there are 22,595 Anhui University alumni registered in xiaonei network while the university only has a population of 26,994 (zh).
China: Signature for Operation
A pregnant woman was sent to the Beijing hospital. Even though she didn't have any money, the hospital was willing to give a free operation as she and her unborn baby were in a critical condition. However, her husband refused to sign the operation paper, eventually the woman and the...
Hong Kong: Street Market Festival
The last open space wet market in Central Hong Kong is about to vanish because of urban development. Citizen reporter gumpz reports on the recent street market festival for saving the space. He also pointed out that under the existing urban redevelopment plan, with the rise in office and commercial...
China: Yangcheng Lake's Hairy Crab
Imagethief blogs about his recent trip to Yangcheng lake, a place where hairy crab is planted.
China: Child Labour?
The Opposite End of China criticizes the Congressional Executive Commission on China for putting cotton picking under the child labour section.
China: Dongbei Tiger Eaten by Other Tigers in the Zoo
Yao ronggui urges for more attention to the news about a Dongbei Tiger being killed and eaten by other four tigers in the Zoo (zh). Obviously the tigers were very hungry. The blogger also posts the news report video.
China: Arrested and Beaten for Being a Poor Peasant Worker
A peasant worker was arrested and beaten by local police in Guangzhou because he was dressed poorly. The story was first posted at hqj's blog and Liu Xiao yuan pointed out that similar cases happen all over China. The poor are not protected in the present system.
China: Bullog International
The Chinese Blog Service Provider Bullog has been closed for more than a month by now and they are yet to wait for the official approval document for re-opening the site. To save time, the Bullog international has been launch. Danwei has a translation of their launching note.
Japan: Panties Pulling Game
Lee from Tokyo Times blogs about the panties pulling game.
Japan: Buzzwords 2007
Edo from Pink Tentacle blogs 60 buzzwords which has been nominated as Japanese buzzword of the year (2007) by local publishers. Among the 60 nominees, a panel of judges will select the top 10.
South Korea: Arrested for Calling Police
Michael Hurt blogs in detail how he got arrested by police because he called up the police to report on a street harassment by a drunken man.
China: Loong not Dragon
Lanzhou city urged to standardize the translation of Chinese dragon into “Loong” as the two words convey very different imagine. Zishuo suggests to translate the word into “Yoooooog” as the word carries the horns, reflects the length and shows the tails of the Chinese dragon.
China: Mars Language
Lu ren is so frustrated about the sensitive words censorship that he starts to explore the application of Mars language (zh): a combination of Chinese words and Pinyin. For example, “i” stands for “love” in Chinese.
China: Writing Together
Kuanfeng introduces (zh) a website 17xie.com that encourage users to write together. The website provides help to publication with real papers.
Hong Kong: Pan Democrats’ Dark Day
The Pan democrats have lost a bitter battle in the recent district council election. Before the election, the pan-dem worried that they wouldn’t be able to keep all their seats and tried to explain the situation by predicting a low voting rate. The final result is worse than they have...