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  1. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Be more positive, Chinese internet tsar Lu Wei tells celebrity weibo users

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Be more positive, celebrity weibo users are told The national internet tsar's call for a "more positive" discussion online has fuelled new concern about an expanded Communist Party ... was joined on stage by eight "Big V" microbloggers - so dubbed because of their "verified" accounts on Sina Weibo. Among those present were property tycoon Pan Shiyi and business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296768/be-more-positive-chinese-internet-tsar-lu-wei-tells-celebrity-weibo-users
  2. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Microsoft's Bing search engine accused of 'censoring' sensitive Chinese topics

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 08:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... state broadcaster CCTV and articles from the heavily censored Wikipedia-like Baidu Baike, according to tests run by free-speech campaigners at FreeWeibo. The same search in English, however, ... said that Greatfire.org author Charlie Smith had first noticed the discrepancies while running a search on FreeWeibo, which allows users to anonymously search social media – many of which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426401/microsofts-bing-search-engine-accused-censoring-sensitive-chinese-topics
  3. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Censors were at WeChat offices before crackdown on accounts

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 05:09am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sina Weibo account and blogs were shut in November on the day the party Central Committee's third plenum ended. Another account holder affected is Xu Xin, a law professor at Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1448942/censors-were-wechat-officers-crackdown-accounts
  4. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Lady Gaga given green light to sell new album in China, ending 3-year-long ban

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 05:26pm by DARREN WEE

    ... “Although I hate this cover, she has no choice if she wants to come to China,” one weibo user wrote. “Sales will definitely be hit because of the cover,” wrote another. “Why not Photoshop clothes ... Indoor Stadium earlier this month, hinting that Lady Gaga might be given the green light for performing on the mainland soon. But fans were sceptical on weibo. “When Lady Gaga agrees to wear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1409724/lady-gaga-given-green-light-sell-new-album-china-ending-3-year-long-ban
  5. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Why WeChat app is good news for Chinese censors

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:04pm by Reuters

    ... speech. “For me WeChat is an essential tool,” said Hu Jia, a Beijing-based dissident. Unlike popular microblogging services such as Sina Corporation’s Sina Weibo, where messages can reach millions of people in minutes, WeChat allows users to communicate in small, private circles of friends, and send text and voice messages for free – a big part of its success. “Weibo is like a public square, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1379045/why-wechat-app-good-news-chinese-censors
  6. News - China Insider - CENSORSHIP

    Who censored CCTV's report on Yuyao's flood chaos?

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 01:05pm by Amy Li

    ... city in coastal Zhejiang province, hours after it promised viewers a “revelation of truth”. In a Weibo preview of its daily news show “Economics 30 minutes,” published earlier on Thursday, ... about wine. Disappointed viewers turned to Weibo to vent their frustration, many blaming Yuyao’s local government for censoring the report. “The city failed in fighting the flood, yet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1334397/who-censored-cctvs-report-yuyaos-flood-chaos
  7. News - China Insider - CENSORSHIP

    ‘I am like a ghost now’, says censored outspoken scholar Zhang Lifan

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 03:12pm by Chris Luo

    ... the South China Morning Post in a telephone interview on Thursday morning. “There was no warning or any tip off.” A search for Zhang’s username on China’s most popular microblog service Sina Weibo ... a website that keeps track of all censored posts on Sina Weibo, Zhang’s last Weibo post was published at 1.47pm on Tuesday before his account was deleted. In it he asked for confirmation of a repost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1355832/i-am-ghost-now-says-censored-outspoken-scholar-zhang-lifan
  8. News - China Insider - CENSORSHIP

    Dismissed CCTV producer Wang Qinglei slams censorship

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 09:39pm by Chris Luo

    ... management. In a lengthy open letter posted on his Sina Weibo microblog, Wang Qinglei, a producer who had worked for China Central Television for 10 years, said he was dismissed from his post last ... hours before it was censored by Sina Weibo on Monday morning. However, copies of his article are still circulating on the internet in China. The maverick producer is no stranger to controversy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1371255/dismissed-cctv-producer-wang-qinglei-slams-censorship
  9. News - China Insider - CENSORSHIP

    Anhui police apologise after arrest of 'rumour maker' outrages net users

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 11:25am by Amy Li

    ... police in central Anhui province detained an internet “rumour-maker” after he said 16 people died in a traffic accident - which officials had claimed only killed 10. The Sina Weibo post that Yu ... was “false” and purely a“rumour”, argued an official Weibo post published by Anhui’s Suzhou police. This post outraged thousands of bloggers, many of whom said the police were abusing their power. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1300561/anhui-police-apologise-after-arrest-rumour-maker-outrages-net
  10. News - China Insider - CENSORSHIP

    Beijing party chief urges tighter internet controls

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 11:07am by Amy Li

    ... in September on charges of disturbing public order. In August, six websites, including Sina Weibo and  Beijing Youth Daily, jointly launched a  “ rumour-busting” online platform where false online ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1348866/beijing-party-chief-urges-tighter-internet-controls

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