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  1. News - China - Twitter

    Inciting 'untruthful terror-mongering' sees blogger arrested

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... More than 200 people have signed an online petition calling for the release of a Beijing-based microgblogger who was detained for "untruthful terror-mongering" because of a microblog post he made two weeks ago ahead of the opening of the 18th party congress. Zhai Xiaobing, a 36-year-old fund manager in Beijing's Miyun county, was taken into police custody ...

  2. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Xi's top fan calls it quits on blog site after coming clean

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Online author Zhang Hongming says posts will stop, but supporters suggest move was forced Two days after admitting he was the author of a mysterious microblog about Communist Party chief ... who he meant by "them". Zhang did not respond to requests yesterday for an interview. The announcement surprised many users of the Sina Weibo microblogging service, with many urging ...

  3. Business - Companies - IPO

    Twitter likely to launch IPO in 2014

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Listing plan comes after microblogging service reshuffles management ranks Twitter is about to celebrate its seventh year amid speculation that a shake-up of its management ranks before the Christmas holidays might pave the way for an initial public offering as soon as next year. Based in San Francisco, the world's largest microblogging service is likely to follow the listings ...

  4. News - China - INTERNET

    Speculation over Xi Jinping's weibo account

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Microblog with rare photos and details of party leader's itinerary attracts thousands of followers Speculation over weibo window into the life of Xi A new microblog account dedicated to Xi Jinping is attracting thousands of influential followers amid speculation that it might be run by someone close to the country's top leader, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Cityseen

    Brad Pitt deletes first Weibo post

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... in the footsteps of fellow Hollywood names such as Tom Cruise and Dwayne Johnson by signing up for an account on the Twitter-like Chinese microblog. His first post, "It is the truth. Yup, I'm ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese leaders must back up rhetoric with action

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... further in his quest for transparency and openness with an account on the weibo microblogging site. While not directly attributed to him, speculation is rife that he or his propaganda team ... the way the country is being run, though, so turning to popular microblogging sites to send a message that they are willing and eager to listen makes good sense. The "Learning from Xi fan ...

  7. Clampdown on web rumours won't work without trust

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the writing on the internet wall and is rushing into action. On Tuesday, Xinhua reported that the most popular microblogging service on the mainland had released a draft of its 'Sina Weibo ... on the mainland. It is believed to have more than 300 million registered users and more than 56 per cent of the mainland's microblogging market, based on active users. The announcement attracted more ...

  8. News - China - MEDIA

    Social media remains tool of Communist Party: author

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... post them online, putting pressure on state media to come up with an official version of the events as quickly as possible. Twitter is banned on the mainland, but Twitter-like microblog services have hundreds of millions of users. Sina Weibo, the country's biggest microblogging service, has 400 million registered users. But Weibo remains firmly controlled by the party, albeit ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi wins rave reviews for visit to Hebei villages

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... The trick behind Xi's public relations success seems simple enough: the new leader actually allowed his remarks and activities during the trip to be updated in almost real-time on microblogging ... and premier-to-be Li Keqiang's efforts to streamline government and prod local authorities into action. "It is good to see Xi try to appeal to popular opinions on microblogging sites and set ...

  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Social media seen as new weapon in graft-busting in China

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... magazine, who posted the allegations on his microblog account, which has tens of thousands of followers. Luo became the first widely recognised figure to make such accusations against a sitting ... microblog comments on December 6, even though the National Energy Administration (NEA), of which Liu was in charge, issued an official statement equating Luo's accusations to libel and rumour. ...




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