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  1. Microblog shut down over HK photo

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that might spark curiosity among internet users who want to know what really happened.' He said he did not blame Sina Weibo for the removal of his account. 'It shouldn't be within their power,' he said, suggesting that Sina may have been acting under orders from authorities. He said Sina staff had told him not to register other accounts to complain about the blocking of his ...

  2. Does blogs' blooming mean schools of thought can contend?

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and society,' Xinhua said. Many microblogs are found on Sina, a general information portal. By the end of September, Sina's microblog users alone generated 86 million posts a day. In the past year, ... Wenhui Daily praised the city government's decision to launch microblogs on several popular websites at once, including Sina, Tencent, Eastday and Xinmin.cn. But can the government, ...

  3. Microblog users on net after deadline

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... services at Sina.com, sohu.com and 163.com, as well as Shenzhen-based Tencent.com, which was ordered to implement the real-name system in December. Jason Ng, a Beijing-based blogger, said the move ... Sina Weibo spokesman Liu Qi told the Guangzhou Daily on Tuesday that 60 per cent of users would have registered by yesterday. Bruce Tang, a Beijing-based internet analyst, said real-name ...

  4. Internet office threatens action to curb rumours

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... indignation and condemnation from the public. The warning came amid fears among internet users that the government is preparing to tighten its control over Sina Weibo, the popular and influential microblog service. Sina president Charles Chao said last month that it was looking at introducing a 'credibility system' in which users who post rumours would be 'penalised' ...

  5. Nothing can stop the empty chair, one Net user writes as officials race to remove offending posts

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Prize ceremony. It started when two pictures of an empty chair, symbolising Liu's inability to attend the award ceremony, were posted on Twitter and Sina's Weibo microblog yesterday. ... English and pinyin on social networks and microblog services run by operators including Sina, Netease, Fanfou and Renren. A picture of an empty chair posted on a Sina microblog by a China Central ...

  6. Bloggers attract censors' sights as internet crackdown continues

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... run by Sina, one of the mainland's four main commercial portals, had received orders to verify all accounts of journalists working in the traditional media, one media analyst close to Sina's middle-management said. He added Sina was trying to negotiate with the authorities and reach a compromise. A Sina editor said only influential journalists' Sina microblog accounts ...

  7. Censors fight Shanghai bourse's loaded message

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... composite index closed down 64.89 points- indicating the date of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, which was being commemorated. Searches for the Shanghai index on Sina Weibo, a popular mainland ... online discussion of the anniversary of the events of June 4, 1989. Sina Weibo's censors yesterday blocked searches for terms including 'six four', 'date of 4', ...

  8. Party tightens grip on social media sites

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the deadly Wenzhou high-speed-train crash on July 23. Used by more than 200 million mainlanders, Twitter-like microblog services, such as the popular Weibo owned by Sina Corporation, have become ... called for the introduction of a real-name registration system, and analysts expect new registration measures to be rolled out. Sina plans to design a credibility system to rein in rumours ...

  9. Mainland media told to toe government line on dispute

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... to the management of popular internet portal sina.com.cn said it had received verbal instructions from the State Council Information Office and another related department yesterday, setting out limits ... posting said. The source close to Sina confirmed the authenticity of the guidelines. Television viewers in Guangzhou said the local authorities had selectively cut Hong Kong TV news about ...

  10. Microblogs a big part of student life

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chen Danwen 'Every day, I log in more than four times, using either my computer or mobile phone. And I stay on for two or three hours,' says Deng Jian, a 21-year-old student at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou. She was talking about her habit of using Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like social networking site on the mainland. 'On Weibo, I'm mostly interested ...




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