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Oiwan Lam · October, 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 October, 2008

China: Child Labor

Joe from ChinaSMACK blogs about Child labour in Wuhan and the netizens discussion about the issue.

Hong Kong: Lehman Minibonds

David Webb blogs about the lesson that Hong Kong people can learn from the Lehman mini-bonds scandal.

China: City Mayor Responds To Internet Rumor

ESWN translates a comment article on the different attitudes of government officials to Internet rumor; the Changzhou city mayor won public praise with his public responds online on a rumor...

China: Photographs and scanned ID cards at Internet Bar

The Beijing government has implemented new regulations requiring all first-time visitors to any of the city’s more than 1,500 internet bars to have their pictures taken and their ID cards...

China: Documentation of Ole Wolff Worker Protest in Yantai

CLNT has translated and documented in detail the Chronology of the Ole Wolff (Yantai) Trade Union’s struggle from a local blog, the company’ suppression of OW Union activists, international support...

Hong Kong: Teaching English

Joyce's lau blogs her brother's experience in teaching English in Hong Kong and finds out “this is why Hong Kong English levels are declining“.

China: Netizen Split over Student's Death

ESWN translates a Southern Metropolis Daily reports on netizens’ opinions over the issue on “The Police Beat A Harbin University Student To Death”.

China: Six Harbin Police Beat To Death University Student

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a local breaking news about six Harbin police beat to death a 22 years old university student (with disturbing photos of dead body). Shanghaiist streamed a...

China: Crisis Watch

Fons from China Herald started a series of writing on China Crisis Watch, so far there are part 1, 2, and 3.

Japan: Making Monks

Japan-newbie introduces a new blog called making monks, which aims at creating an online sangha capable of supporting the growth and development of Buddhist monks.

Macau: Netizen charged for reporting on Bank Run

A school teacher passed through a bank in Macau where a group of people were trying to withdraw all their money in fear of the financial crisis. At home, he...

China: Text Messages on Sanlu

Shenzhen Fieldnotes translates some mobile text messages on the Sanlu poisonous milk scandal.

China: A visit to one of Beijing’s ‘black jails’

Black and white cat translated three blog posts on local bloggers’ flash mob visit to one of Beijing's “black jails” (detention center for petitioners).

Hong Kong: Yahoo falls to GFW?

Recently netizens found out the photo search function of HK Yahoo! has been filtered / re-indexed. Some netizens were worried that such practice is the beginning of political censorship. Ben...

China: The Rumor Monger Jia Xiaoyin

ESWN translated an article from Southern Metropolis Weekly about the rumor monger Jia Xiaoyin, an university student who fabricated the intension of Yang Jia's act in killing the cops in...

China: Melamedia

David Bandurski from China media project continues to discuss the media's responsibility in the poisonous milk scandal and translates in partial an article “N-number of Ways the Media’s Conscience Can...

China: Melamine is Inevitable?

In Oct 7, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Agriculture, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce and the General Administration of...

Taiwan: Sticker Action

A website has been set up for bloggers to launch sticker action in Taiwan. A most popular sticker is “this blog doesn't contain melamine!” (a total of 805 stickers counted).

South Korea: We don't want to go bowling with you.

Nuna from Ask a Korea! comes up with three possible answers to a question on why his Korean schoolmates suddenly back off from a bowling date.

China: Lifan Landslide

ESWN translates a Guangzhou Daily report which explains how a reporter blog post about Lifan Landslide incident has managed to turn from a “natural disaster” into a “major incident with...

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