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  1. News - China - FILM

    Tarantino tones down violence in Django Unchained for China release

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 11:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... not like the Sarft [State Administration of Radio, Film and Television] but I’m glad we will be able to see this film in the theatre!” a microblogger said on Sina Weibo. The censorship body ... and see the film as Quentin is one of my favourite filmmakers,” one netizen commented on the film’s official Sina Weibo page . Several foreign films entering the mainland market this year were ...

  2. News - China

    Chinese censors block New York Times

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 02:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... on the wealth of the Chinese premier’s family. Searches for “New York Times” in Chinese and “NYT” were blocked on the popular social networking website Sina Weibo, which is similar to Twitter, with searches returning a message that the result could not be displayed “due to relevant laws”. The New York Times ’ official accounts on Sina Weibo and a popular rival, Tencent Weibo, had both been ...

  3. News - China

    Blocking of coding site has Chinese programmers up in arms

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 03:23pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... capital firm, condemned the censorship of GitHub last night on Sina Weibo, the Chinese Twitter-like social media site. He said the blocking of the coding site would make it harder for Chinese ... the community should deal with the issue. Feng Dahui, a programmer and an influential blogger, in a noon Sina Weibo post asked whether or not the IT community should support the bloggers who posted ...

  4. News - China

    Website of pro-reform magazine closed down

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:22pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... The website of Yanhuang Chunqiu magazine, one of China’s most prominent pro-reform publications, was closed down on Friday morning. The magazine’s official account on Sina Weibo, a Twitter style Chinese social media platform, posted at 10.08am, said the site was “suddenly cancelled” around 9am. It said they received text messages and emails from the Ministry of Industry ...

  5. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Nanjing considering Facebook, Twitter access for Asian Youth Games

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 03:40pm by Ernest Kao

    ... websites such as YouTube and Google would be open too. One internet user praised Ji for having a “political conscience”. But on microblog Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, one user remarked ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    It's an Internet crackdown Party, more so lately than usual

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:06pm by John Kennedy

    ... can demonstrate in great detail how companies like Baidu and Sina Weibo have been recruited to assist authorities in their censorship efforts to shut down discussions regarding  Politburo Standing Committee hopefuls, former leaders, even mention of the Party Congress itself. Arguably, the most significant of these recent developments is that Sina has backslid and now conceals its ...

  7. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Film buffs thrilled after China unblocks IMDB movie database

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 11:05am by Amy Li

    ... Conference (CPPCC) were holding their annual legislative meetings in Beijing. “Thank you, China’s new leaders, this is wonderful,” wrote a blogger on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter-like service. Many ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Chinese netizens turn to metaphors to condemn, evade censorship

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 04:39pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... of Google China who has more than 25 million followers on Sina Weibo, a Chinese Twitter-like social media platform, posted online comments on Wednesday saying that “from now on, I will only talk ... Global Times, criticising the Southern Weekend. Mainland authorities launched a crackdown on Chinese Weibos, run by portals such as Sina and Tencent. All posts with words “Southern Weekend” ...

  9. News - China - FILM

    Director slams unwritten film censorship rules in mainland

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Mainland director Xie Fei made a scathing attack on film censorship, saying "unwritten rules" against taboo subjects in movies stifled the industry. The 70-year-old filmmaker and Beijing Film Academy professor published an open letter on his Sina Weibo account on Saturday, appealing for the censors to be replaced by a proper film-rating system. Xie showed his frustration ...

  10. News - China - MEDIA

    Southern Weekly gives awards to stories scrapped by censors

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... was still eye-catching in the aftermath of the row. A journalist at the Guangdong newspaper posted pictures of summaries of the award-winning stories, displayed at the meeting, on his Sina Weibo ...




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