Oiwan Lam · March, 2009

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 March, 2009

Hong Kong: Ng-hao big-naug or you are dead!

  19 March 2009

On Tuesday, March 18, a local police shot at a Nepali homeless man twice at close range and one of the bullets end up in the head, leading to the man's death. The police report soon after the shooting said that the police officer went to check out the hillside...

China: Goodbye Grass Mud Horse

  18 March 2009

Last week the story of Grass Mud Horse has traveled to the U.S.A via the New York Times and re-imported back to China with new ideas for reproduction, such as the marriage of two legendary creatures: Grass Mud Horse and FaKe Squid into FaKe Mud Horse. As imagethief pointed out,...

China: Student Forced to Quit School Due to Blogging?

  17 March 2009

A Beijing Foreign Studies University female student wrote in her blog on 16 of March that she was forced to quit school because of her blog post that criticized the department of education. However, is she telling the true? What is the other side of the story? more via ESWN's...

China: Female Worker Mock Ad

  16 March 2009

Jeremy Goldkorn from DANWEI picked up a Mock Ad poster from local forum Xici Hutong on how workers are dealing with the financial crisis.

China: How to love the country

  16 March 2009

Chinageeks comments on human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng and his family's experience in pursuing social and political reform in China and discusses how to be and what it means to be a patriot in China.

China: Nature of the State

  16 March 2009

Inside-Out China has a post discussing the nature of China polity, in particular whether or not the country should be considered a totalitarian state.

China is Unhappy

  13 March 2009

One of the author of 1996 bestseller China Can Say No(中國可以說不)Song Qiang, has recently published a new book, China is Unhappy (中國不高興), with other well-known writers. The first book appeared after the bombing of China consulate general in Yogoslavia by the NATO that enraged Chinese people and led to a...

Japan: Brazilian community

  12 March 2009

Roy Berman from Mutantfrog blogs about the life of a Brazilian community (with photos) in the Homi public housing area of Toyota City.

Japan: Link Spam

  12 March 2009

Motoko comments on Google's decision to punish Google Japan for paying bloggers to promote their new “hot new keywords” by links.

China: Online Democracy

  11 March 2009

Uln from Chinayouren takes a tour around the Internet to see how netizens respond to the recent NPC-CPCC meeting and online chat between legislators and netizens.

China: Difficulties in China Business

  11 March 2009

China law blog sums up various difficulties in doing China business around areas such as: intellectual property, disappearing Chinese companies, joint ventures gone bad and labour law violations.

China: Green GDP suspended

  11 March 2009

Bullogger reposted a local news about the central government's decision to suspend the release of Green GDP index in China in order to stimulate the economy (zh).

Hong Kong: End of HSBC myth?

  10 March 2009

Yesterday (March 9) HSBC Holding, Europe's biggest bank, and an Elephant in Hong Kong Hang Seng Index plunged 24% to HK$33, its lowest level since 1995. Since the beginning of financial crisis, many Hong Kong people believe that the city will not be hit directly by the tsunami (partly because...

Western Ideological vs. Chinese Nationalistic Sentiment

  10 March 2009

Inside-Out China blogs about the nationalistic sentiment shared by overseas Chinese, as a result of direct confrontation with Western Ideology: if the Chinese government were smarter, it should send all dissidents overseas instead of putting them in prison, as living the West seems to be more effective in changing views.

China: Banning Shanzhai Culture?

  9 March 2009

Ni ping (倪萍), a famous CCTV host actress and a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) put forward a suggestion for banning “Shanzhai phenomena” (山寨現象) in the recent CPPCC meeting. The term Shanzhai becomes popular last year when a netizen, Lao Meng, decided...

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