Oiwan Lam · November, 2008

Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from November, 2008

Hong Kong: Netizen's DIY Environmental Impact Assessment to Save Lung Mei

  14 November 2008

The Lung Mei (龍尾)Coastline is a natural muddy stretch at the eastern boundary of Ting Kok(汀角) Site of Special Scientific Interest (which is the fourth largest mangrove stand in Hong Kong). There are prolific biodiversity and ecological niches. Early last year, the Civil Engineering and Development Department put forward a...

China: The end of export-led growth?

  13 November 2008

Alan Baumler from Frog in a Well comments on the China economic stimulus package and wonders if it implies an end of export-led growth. David Dollar from the World Bank blog also looks at the plan very positively.

Japan: Public Violence Police

  12 November 2008

Niphonese posted a youtube video that shows how public violence police repressed citizen's right to protest. The music video editor urged people to release the video and demanded the government to drop charge against the three participants in the “reality tour” sightseeing event.

China: Young Gangs

  11 November 2008

DANWEI has translated a local report on the emerging of young gangs (born in 1990s) in Beijing.

Taiwan: No Violence Please

  6 November 2008

Leonard criticizes Taiwanese protesters’ violent action towards mainland journalists and anchors from CCTV, China in the protest against Chen Yun-lin's visit.

Japan: Three Arrested for Visiting PM House

  6 November 2008

Niphonese translated some local discussions about the recent arrest of three protesters under the Tokyo Public Security Act. The “reality tour” (not protest) was organized by Freeter Union.

China and Hong Kong: Voting Rights, Changes and Ending Cold War

  5 November 2008

The world is waiting for the U.S presidential election result. According to the Xinhua internet poll, 85% of the mainland Chinese netizens believe Obama will win the election (9pm Nov 4). Another commercial site Sohu.com shows that more than 240 thousands Chinese netizens support Obama, while only 90 thousands support...