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  1. News - China Insider - WEIBO

    Sina Weibo removes the 'Sina' from its name, now just 'Weibo'

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 07:16pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com The name change may have been done in preparation for Weibo's upcoming American IPO China’s foremost microblogging platform has dropped the “Sina” from its name and is now officially known as just “Weibo”. “Goodbye Sina Weibo, hello Weibo!” read a post on the official Weibo microblog on March 28, the day of the name swap. Weibo’s logo ...

  2. News - China Insider - WEIBO

    Photos of ‘official’ involved in parking dispute go viral on Chinese social media

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:22pm by Chris Luo

    ... man who claimed he had parked in his private parking space, according to a posting on the microblogging site Sina Weibo. As of noon on Monday the post had solicited more than 14,000 comments ...

  3. News - China - WEIBO

    Is anti-rumour crackdown silencing voices of online dissent at Weibo?

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Popular microblog is seeing effects of anti-rumour drive with leading commentators censoring own online posts, old and new Silencing Weibo's voices of dissent? Big-hitting Weibo users are scaling back their activity on the microblog and deleting previous posts as Beijing's drive to keep online rumours in check takes effect. Data ...

  4. News - China Insider - WEIBO

    Chinese TV producer apologises for online comment hinting at violence against doctors

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:58pm by Chris Luo

    ... on Sina Weibo, China’s most popular microblogging platform, which further fueled an ongoing debate over increasing violence against medical staff. In the controversial posting, Wang complained ...

  5. News - China Insider - WEIBO

    Talent show star dubbed 'Chinese Rain Man' raises suspicions

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 02:57pm by Chris Luo

    ... microblog that Zhou had been playing a “deceptive trick” on TV show. “Certainly someone has instructed him to do this,” he said. Wei Kunlin, a deputy professor of Beijing University and the judge ... read on the nation’s largest microblog service Sina Weibo. “God has already closed a door to him, so we would like to open a window, even if this is just a trick,” another comment read on news ...

  6. News - China Insider - WEIBO

    Taiwanese celebrity Jimmy Lin embroiled in health drink promotion controversy

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 05:07pm by Chris Luo

    ... microblog account. “Even if it eventually receives government certification, it is still a fake product in scientific terms because consuming collagen cannot make people healthier in any way,” he ... been promoting the product intensely on China’s twitter-like Sina Weibo microblogging website where he boasts over 35 million followers. “A bottle every morning … revives my skin, making ...

  7. News - China Insider - WEIBO

    Venezuelan president’s weibo debut spurs demand for Chinese officials to follow suit

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 03:27pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Nicolas Maduro is only the second state leader to open a Sina Weibo account Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s debut appearance on China’s popular microblog ... echoed his criticism. According to China Youth Daily , about 50,000 officials across China at all levels had registered verified accounts on China’s two most popular microblogs since ...

  8. News - China - WEIBO

    Xi's 'top fan' blogger returns to condemn nuclear test

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 02:54pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A popular Chinese blogger – believed by some to be working for Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping – returned to his Sina Weibo microblog on Tuesday ... suggested he might stop updating his microblog – two days after revealing his identity to the AP. “Good-bye. I was happy doing this, but I leave today with strong feelings… thanks to all of my ...

  9. News - China - WEIBO

    Record 34,977 posts seen on Sina Weibo in first second of lunar new year

    Posted Feb 11th 2013, 05:21pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Within the first second of the Lunar New Year, China’s largest micro-blogging site Sina Weibo said it saw a record 34,977 posts published. A record 731,102 posts went out in the first minute. The Twitter-like service surpassed 309 million registered users as of the end of last year, according to the China Internet Network Information Centre. ...

  10. News - China Insider - WEIBO

    Outspoken celebrity blogger’s arrest triggers online debate

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 07:43pm by Chris Luo

    ... day and has over 12 million followers on his Sina Weibo, China’s largest microblog service. Xue’s arrest comes amid an ongoing Communist Party crackdown on online rumours that has already seen ... microblog users for creating social panic after they “incautiously retweeted” messages from “rumour-mongers”. It called on the online celebrities to “deliver more positive and constructive messages” ...



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