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  1. News - China - MEDIA

    16-year-old Weibo user detained in Gansu under new online rumour rule

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Authorities in Gansu hold an teenager under online media rule after a post alleging police negligence is forwarded more than 500 times First detention under new weibo controls A teenager in Gansu province has been detained under new rules aimed at clamping down on social media. The case is the first reported by the mainland media since a controversial ...

  2. News - China - MEDIA

    Controversial Deng Xiaoping drama series is based on fact, say producers

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:40pm by Nectar Gan

    ... of the decade-long Cultural Revolution, which Mao launched to root out "capitalist roaders" whom he thought had infiltrated the party. Some Weibo users accused the programme of making up history, ...

  3. News - China Insider - MEDIA

    Chinese journalist who accused officials released after nearly a year in detention

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:04pm by Chris Luo

    ... including rights lawyers, academics and other journalists, who maintained he was not guilty. Zhan Jiang, a journalism professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University, said on his Weibo microblog ...

  4. News - China Insider - MEDIA

    Television newscaster replaced on air for lashing out at corrupt officials

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 09:34pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Weibo commentators allege that the presenter was intentionally "censored" The host of a Chinese online news show was interrupted and replaced ... with an unrelated news item. The clip was ironically uploaded to Sina Video and posted on a Weibo account with the name “ Jianghan News Network ”. The account is seemingly run by a fellow journalist ...

  5. News - China - MEDIA

    Leading CCTV broadcaster Rui Chenggang taken from studio and detained in graft probe

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 07:14pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Economic News with co-host Xie Yingying that night. A message on the show's Weibo account posted before the broadcast listed both their names, but only Xie appeared. Rui's seat ... Following their detention, rumours circulated that Rui was implicated in the investigation into Guo, which Rui denied. He continued to host his programme, and posted pictures on his Weibo account ...

  6. News - China Insider - MEDIA

    Popular Chinese news app 'Today's Headlines' investigated over copyright controversy

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:35pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... website and a Weibo account with 1.8 million followers. Byte Dance could not be reached on the phone for comment. The app and its maker became the talk of China's media and Internet ...

  7. News - China Insider - MEDIA

    US calls Kunming attack ‘act of terrorism’ amid accusations of bias in Western media reporting

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 06:26pm by Chris Luo

    ... such as twitter-like Sina Weibo, where many internet users and some Chinese journalists have vented anger about the way the attack has been depicted in the foreign media and questioned the motives behind it. “Terror is terror”, veteran anchor Yang Rui of state-run CCTV’s English language channel wrote on his Sina Weibo microblog. He said he was disappointed by the double standards America displayed ...

  8. News - China Insider - MEDIA

    Beijing’s call to ban foreign words in Chinese media meets with mocking satire

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:10pm by Chris Luo

    ... translations for commonly-used English terms and abbreviations, mocking what they perceived as unnecessary official concerns. By Sunday afternoon, the Weibo topic "Grand competition to keep ...

  9. News - China Insider - MEDIA

    Chinese worried about more censorship as Xi Jinping heads new web security panel

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 02:02pm by Amy Li

    ... deputy chiefs. Liu Chun, a media executive with more than two million followers on Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, was among the first to have responded to the news. "The spring ... web security panel. Wang Guanxiong, an influential online opinion leader with more than one million followers on Weibo, said he believed China's net users will have to live ...

  10. News - China - MEDIA

    Social media remains tool of Communist Party: author

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... services have hundreds of millions of users. Sina Weibo, the country's biggest microblogging service, has 400 million registered users. But Weibo remains firmly controlled by the party, albeit ... of the dialogue." Young said the party could also shut down such discussions "any time it likes" if "they are spinning out of control". The Party keeps a close watch on Weibo ...




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