Oiwan Lam · August, 2010

Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from August, 2010

China: Wiping Sweat Gate

  13 August 2010

China Hush has a post on the recent “wiping sweat gate”, which explains how propaganda with Chinese characteristic is manufactured.

China: I am Liu Xianbin

  13 August 2010

Liu Xianbin is 42 years old and has spent almost one third of his life time in jail. He has been under arrest again since June and activists are campaigning for him under the slogan: "I am Lui Xianbin".

Japan: Incense

  12 August 2010

Martin J Frid from Kurashi has written several articles on the culture and tradition of incense: where to buy incense? ten virtues of incense and Japanese literature on incense.

China: Foreigners’ Chinese Tattoos

  11 August 2010

China Hush translated some Chinese character tattoos and advised that “if you don’t understand Chinese and ever were thinking about getting a tattoo of Chinese characters, the advice is to get a second opinion from your knowledgeable Chinese friend”.

China: Zibo kindergarten attack, rumour or censorship?

  10 August 2010

The censorship mechanism in China makes it difficult to differentiate what is real and what is rumor? The Zibo kindergarten attack has been widely reported in overseas media outlets, but no one has confirmed or denied the news yet. more from ESWN.

China: Zhouqu landslide, a man made disaster

  9 August 2010

On August 8, a landslide happened in Zhouqu in Gansu province. According to official Xinhua news, the disaster has so far taken away 127 people's lives and 1,294 people reported missing. Since there is very limited information from official media outlets, Woeser's coordinated a collaborative investigation via Twitter soon after...

Hong Kong: Cop-slapper

  6 August 2010

Webb explains a recent cop-slapper scandal in Hong Kong. A woman cop-slapper with good family background received a 8000 dollar fine in her third conviction, while in another similar case, a guy was put into jail in his frist conviction.

China: Aftershock – history or political allegory?

  4 August 2010

While the 2008 Sichuan earthquake has become a taboo in mainstream media because of the bean dregs school building construction scandal and the arrest of citizen investigator Tan Zhouren, the Tangshan Earthquake has been put on big screen on July 22, six days before the 34th anniversary of the biggest...

Hong Kong and China: Support Cantonese action

  3 August 2010

Michelle from interlocals translated an article explaining how citizens from Hong Kong and Guangzhou have informed each other in their civic action, such as the most recent cross border action in supporting Cantonese.

China: Rural migrant workers need love too!

  2 August 2010

As if rural migrant workers did not need love before, the state own T.V recently discovered that the post 80s rural migrant workers need love and therefore organized a special episode of If You Are the One for this specific social group. More from DANWEI.

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