Oiwan Lam · November, 2007

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

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from November, 2007

Japan: Sumie Kawakami Interview

  26 November 2007

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

  23 November 2007

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.

China: Schoolmate Webites

  23 November 2007

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

  23 November 2007

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

  22 November 2007

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: Child Labour?

  22 November 2007

The Opposite End of China criticizes the Congressional Executive Commission on China for putting cotton picking under the child labour section.

China: Arrested and Beaten for Being a Poor Peasant Worker

  22 November 2007

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

  21 November 2007

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: Buzzwords 2007

  21 November 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.

China: Loong not Dragon

  21 November 2007

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

  21 November 2007

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

  20 November 2007

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

  20 November 2007

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...

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