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  1. News - China Insider - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Almost all Weibo messages are generated by just 5 per cent of users

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:08pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Nine out of ten posts come from a core user group of just ten million people, new research shows The reach of Weibo, the popular microblogging ... circulating within minutes among its millions of users. Figuring out how many people actually use Weibo is a mammoth task: marketing companies have set up millions of zombie accounts to create ...

  2. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: Wang Gongquan briefly returns to weibo, security tight in Tibetan county

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 08:29am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Trending topics on weibo CCTV annual gala Chinese New Year celebrations New Year vows Speculation about Zhang Ziyi Photo of three elderly women ... home. My wife said I looked thin, and a bit tired," said a weibo post attributed to New Citizen Movement participant Wang Gongquan. Economist The Dongguan, Guangdong, health bureau ...

  3. News - China - WEIBO

    Is anti-rumour crackdown silencing voices of online dissent at Weibo?

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Popular microblog is seeing effects of anti-rumour drive with leading commentators censoring own online posts, old and new Silencing Weibo's voices of dissent? Big-hitting Weibo users are scaling back their activity on the microblog and deleting previous posts as Beijing's drive to keep online rumours in check takes effect. Data ...

  4. News - China

    Boston bomb blasts 'hold lessons for China' as weibo sees outpouring of grief

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:22pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... The explosions were  reported almost live on weibo by Wang Shi, chairman of China's biggest locally listed real estate developer Vanke, who was among the spectators in Boston. Fifteen of his staff ... "No matter what happens, there will always immediately be two camps on weibo," wrote one person by the name Coach Guo in a post. Some condemn the violence and mourn for the victims while ...

  5. News - Comment

    New regulations in China ban journalists from quoting foreign media

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 05:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... "intuitively suppress the infiltration and spread of harmful information." The statement comes on the day millions of people discussed the Boston Marathon bomb blasts on Sina Weibo. Photos ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Weibos censor reports on HK rallies, Xinjiang separatists fight in Syria

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 07:41am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com July 1 rallies in Hong Kong Global Times "Carnivals were organized to celebrate the event." Fei Chang Dao Weibos censor searches about the rallies. Radio Free Asia Marchers defy storm warning to call for full elections. BBC* Petition for fully democratic elections in 2017 draws 430,000 participants. Wei Wen Po alleges that the rally ...

  7. News - China

    Public call on Chinese officials to declare assets goes viral on Weibo

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 10:33am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A microblog post calling government officials to either declare their assets or retire from their positions has gone viral overnight on Wednesday. "If officials think their personal assets are private, their o ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Liu Tienan investigated, Murong Xuecun's weibo account deleted

    Posted May 13th 2013, 06:14am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Politics New York Times Beijing is investigating Liu Tienan, an official a journalist had dared to challenge. People's Daily Weibo* "A rumour has become ... not be secret. Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center A Mongol-Tibetan school principal is jailed in Inner Mongolia after attempting to flee via Hong Kong. Weibo* Novelist Murong ...

  9. News - China Insider - POLITICS

    President Xi Jinping braves smog in surprise visit to popular Beijing tourist zone

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 12:45pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Centre. Watch: Xi Jinping visits a popular Beijing tourist zone “Breathing together, sharing a common fate,” The Beijing News  quipped in a weibo post. Xi visited two courtyards in the Yuer Hutong and asked residents about their living conditions, the Legal Evening News said in a weibo post. Xi asked the residents if they wanted a photo taken with him, the Beijing News said. The visit did ...

  10. News - China

    Social media in China redraws old battle lines between left and right

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Social media like Weibo is helping China have the type of debate it hasn't seen in decades Old battle lines recast between left and right "P*** off and go ... University law scholar, referring to the 2008 protests in Beijing by hundreds of students opposed to "foreign interference" in Tibet. Much of the change has been driven by Sina Weibo ...




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