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  1. Sina may block posting of 'rumours'

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Sina, the operator of China's massively popular microblogging service, Weibo, may introduce a 'credibility system' in which users who ... prompting fears among internet users the government was preparing to tighten its control on Weibo, which is similar to Twitter. Charles Chao, president of Sina Corporation, said the company had been ...

  2. News - China - SCANDAL

    TV anchor 'outs' central government official after questionable 'romance' ends

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... anchor on the China Travel & Economic Channel made the affair public on Sina Weibo on Friday, posting intimate pictures of herself and Fan Yue, a deputy director of the policy and legal ...

  3. News - China - PLA

    Hawkish PLA general at centre of microblogging storm

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 07:50pm by Chris Luo

    ... nuclear issue were right on target. The resolutions he proposed also made a lot of sense. He is awesome.” The Sina Weibo post was preceded by a couple of others in which he suggested that China ... Sina’s official military account claiming Luo’s account was hacked. Many bloggers were not convinced nevertheless, with some even suspecting the Sina military account was also being run by Luo’s ...

  4. 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

    ... the internet. Criticism once made of CCTV of being a lapdog to the Party, one which bites whomever and as hard as commanded, can now be applied not just to Sina Weibo but to all public media in China. ...

  5. Net tightens on online rumours

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the expected regulations. The source said Meng Bo, deputy editor-in-chief of Sina.com and project manager at Sina Weibo, was among those at the meeting. Zhang Zhian, associate professor at the school ... after testing the waters, before the end of this year. Mainland media have been carrying hundreds of reports recently focused on the negative effects of rumours spread through microblogs. Sina ...

  6. News - China

    Chinese netizens bemoan, mock rare Weibo outage

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 06:52pm by Staff Reporter

    ... with service restored for most users soon after 1pm. In Hong Kong, the outage seemed to have started earlier, with users reporting very slow or no connections beginning at 9 or 10am. Sina, the owner ... of Weibo’s homepage not updating has been fixed. We apologise deeply for the inconvenience,” it said. No disruption was reported for its main portal site, www.sina.com.cn, throughout the day. ...

  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 Community Convention', designed to eradicate online rumours and build a more civilised online environment. Sina Weibo is one of a number of Chinese equivalents of Twitter, which is blocked ...

  8. Net police in fresh assault on blogs

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on online discussion of politically sensitive issues. One well-known blogger, Wang Xiaoshan, said friends told him yesterday morning that his Sina.com microblog had been closed down. He said he had ... a notice from Sina.com management yesterday, but could not disclose its contents. 'But I can tell you one thing for sure, the closure was not carried out by Sina.com voluntarily,' he ...

  9. 'Even Hollywood movies cannot compare to this'

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hosted by Sina and Tencent that Bo may have been put under shuanggui, or party disciplinary action. The simultaneous announcement of the investigation of Bo and the police probe of his wife, Gu added fuel to the internet frenzy. 'Even a Hollywood blockbuster can't be compared to this,' claimed one Sina Weibo user. 'What else have they done?' asked Deng Fei, ...

  10. Internet buzzes on fate of Wang Lijun

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com A search for the name Wang Lijun on Sina's wildly popular microblog service returned more than 540,000 hits yesterday, as mainland internet users were ... and I don't want to go. I need vacation-style treatment.' A search for the phrase alone returned more than 400,000 microblog results yesterday. After the rumours began spreading on the Sina ...




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