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Oiwan Lam · August, 2008

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 August, 2008

Japan and Thailand: Children of the Dark

Roy Berman from Multant frog elaborated his comments on a newly released film “Children of the Dark” which is about how children in Thailand are exploited by developed countries.

China: Hacking Tsinghua University Website

The Beijing Tsinghua university website was hacked on 24 of Aug. The hacker wrote a fake interview in the website in which the university president said the university system is...

Hong Kong: FM Theatre Power vs. Netizens

ESWN translated a citizen report from on a civic action mobilized by netizens against a theatre group.

China: Weather Intervention

During the Olympics, the Beijing government created artificial rain to secure good weather for the opening and closing ceremonies. Lui Li said that if the government had plan to intervene...

China: Olympic Regrets

Chen XueLei reflected upon his Olympic experience since 7 years ago when Beijing applied for the hosting city. Now that the Beijing Olympics has obtained great success on stage, the...

China: Where's the Fuwa?

Tomorrow yellow flowers from Pandemonium posted some photos of Funwa after the Olympics.

China: Olympics as a Learning Experience

Nimrod from the Fool's mountain points out that everyone should try to learn from the Beijing Olympics lesson.

China: Brain Damaged Netizen Syndrome

WangXiaofeng listed out 13 symptoms for indicating whether a netizen is suffered from brain damage. The symptoms include a compulsion to read and comment posts even they don't really understand...

Taiwan: Hopes in democracy in the midst of corruption scandal

In the last two weeks, the Taiwan mainstream media has been occupied with the corruption scandal of the former president, Chen Shiu-Bian. According to the news report, a Swiss bank...

South Korea: Racism

Ask a Korean! discusses about the different stands in racism by using the Spanish basketball players’ photo.

China: Protesters’ Trap

Two 80 years old protesters was sent to labour education camp as they insisted to demonstrate in the Olympic protest area. Zhongoutese was very angry and said that the Olympic...

China: Victims of Sport

Xueyong traced the fate of two sportswomen, Guo ping and Zhou Chun-Lai, both were medal carriers and suffered from hardship after their retirement in early age. According to statistic, 40%...

China: He Kexin and “babygate”

Imagethief picks up the debate on the age issue of He Kexin, the golden girl of Chinese gymnastics, and notices a cold-war double standard in some of the mainstream media...

China: Athletes / Soldiers

Laowiseass noticed Chinese state-run media had applied a troops-athletes metaphor in their report about Olympic victory. The blogger also pointed out that many Chinese regard the soldier-like training of athletes...

Korea: Selling Tourism

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole summarized a local magazine's discussion over the lack of selling points regarding Korean Tourism.

Japan and China: Angry ‘Olympic Ojisan’ leaves Beijing

James from Japan Probe highlights the mainstream media reports about the early departure of Olympic super fan, 82-years old “Olympic Ojisan”.

China: Only Gold Medal Matters?

Luqiu Luwei from my1510 criticizes the Chinese mainstream media for giving too much attention to the gold medal winners as if other medal winners or participants haven't been performing good...

China: Hua Guofeng

DANWEI has a sum up on mainstream report and blogosphere commentary on the passing away of old communist leader Hua Guofeng.

China: Sportswear Sponsor

Xueyong noticed that Liu Xiang's withdrawal from Olympics has resulted in the loss of 3 billion yuan for his sportswear sponsors. The blogger pointed out that the focus on one...

China: Gay Olympics

Shanghai Fag Hag from Shanghaiist wrote about Gay sport competition in Shanghai hosted by an organization called Rainbow League.

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