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  1. Business - China Business - IPO

    Sina plans US$500 million IPO for Weibo in US

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 03:57pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Hong Kong Chinese internet company Sina plans to spin off its Twitter-like microblog service, Weibo, in a US initial public offering to raise US$500 million, a person ... Online retailer JD.com filed last month for a US stock listing. Chinese microblogs have enjoyed explosive growth as users have taken to social media to share information in a country where ...

  2. Business - Companies

    Weibo: Xiaomi kills tie-up talk, ZTE charms first lady

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 03:19pm by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young It should come as no surprise to anyone that top officials at smartphone sensation Xiaomi are once again busy buzzing on their microblogs, since online hype has become a staple ... husband's trip to Europe. I typically try to avoid writing too much about Xiaomi in this column, as the company's executives put out more messages on their microblogs each week than all ...

  3. Microblogs' contribution to rule of law praised

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com The state-run Procuratorial Daily has praised the role of microblogs in helping to build the rule of law. In its 2011 Blue Book on the Rule of Law in China, ... of the rule of law. The internet and microblogs had also made 'eye-catching' achievements, said the host of a news conference on the Blue Book, a review of the year's most important ...

  4. Microblogs become crucial state tool

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Mainland government agencies and officials have caught microblog fever, with the number of government related accounts rising threefold since the beginning of this year. The number of governmentrelated weibo accounts on Sina.com, the most popular microblogging service on the mainland, has reached nearly 20,000. This includes more than 10,000 ...

  5. Microblogs a big part of student life

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in current events, what my friends are saying and information related to travelling and photography,' Deng says. Young people use Weibo and other microblogs to connect with their friends ... microblog users. Gao Shan, a student at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, says as many people post messages on Weibo anonymously, it is a great place for them to gossip and express ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    The answers to why there was no 'Chinese Spring' can all be found online

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 10:30am by John Kennedy

    ... is that the most powerful form of protest involves actual physical presence. In the same issue, independent media and culture critic Michael Anti looks at the failed promise that the current microblogging obsession was bound to bring the country closer to democracy: To put it simply, until the Chinese regime undergoes a fundamental change, unless microblogging is replaced by new technology ...

  7. Business - China Business - FINANCE

    Weibo's Nasdaq IPO set to raise US$340 million

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Alibaba could take up to 32pc of ordinary shares in microblog's New York offering Weibo's Nasdaq IPO set to raise US$340m The microblogging service Weibo Corp- often described as China's version of Twitter- will raise at least US$340 million in its US stock offering, an updated filing showed. The updated plan suggests a tighter ...

  8. News - China Insider - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Russia's war of words with US over Crimea spills onto Chinese social media

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:50pm by Chris Luo

    ... lashed out through its official social media accounts on both Sina and Tencent Weibo, the two most popular microblogs in China. It added that the US government “ignored substantial evidence ... reposted more than 60,000 times on both microblog platforms. Both the US and Russian embassies in China were not available to comment on the allegations following inquiries from the South China ...

  9. Portals gird for battle of microblogs

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez The race to become the nation's largest microblogging operator intensified over the Lunar New Year holiday, after Tencent Holdings' platform emerged as the front runner ahead of Sina Corp's Twitter-like service. Tencent Microblog, the eponymous service launched in April last year by Hong Kong-listed Tencent, was reported by market research firm ...

  10. 'Father' of firewall's microblog removed after user backlash

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao Sina Corp was forced to delete the microblog content of a key player in the mainland's online security after a flood of criticism from internet users. The microblog's author, Fang Binxing, is president of the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. He has also been hailed as 'the father of the Great Firewall of China' for his role ...




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