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  1. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Beijing's Weibo ban hits close to home

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Suspension of accounts after the July 1 protest a worrying sign of threat to innovation, freedom Beijing's Weibo ban hits close to home Hong Kong is apparently becoming the next Tibet or Xinjiang on Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, in terms of the level of political sensitivity these days. Politics and business can never be completely ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MR. SHANGKONG

    Xi makes The Economist cover again, but Beijing's censors are unimpressed

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 10:12am by George Chen

    ... Weibo-- some Chinese online users were still able to glimpse The Economist’s new cover about Xi before Internet censors swooped to delete all relevant photos. As a result, they were swiftly ... As a Chinese, I am proud to have a leader like him,” commented one Weibo user. Other netizens commented that China has Xi as Russia has Vladimir Putin, whom some Western media portray as an empire ...

  3. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    We need to hear more, not less, from our intellectuals

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:27am by George Chen

    ... gave up and closed his Weibo account. My friend's case reflects how difficult it can be for intellectuals to engage with the public, especially the younger generation, in a sensible ...

  4. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hotlines spring up for China VIPs to buy luxury goods amid anti-graft drive

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Amid Xi Jinping's anti-graft drive and the popularity of weibo, those who have something to hide prefer to do their shopping by telephone Shanghai ... in such circumstances. Some laughed at me, joking that I had been away from Shanghai for too long, saying I was out of the loop on all the latest tricks. Social media, such as the microblogging service weibo ...

  5. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... on the mainland. But in the mainland media, the Christmas story is somehow restricted, especially in the top-tier state-owned media organisations. I did a quick keyword search on the official Weibo pages ...

  6. Business - Companies - MR. SHANGKONG

    Cathay and Dragonair fail the test in crisis management

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... I might be just unlucky, so I posted a comment on my Facebook and Weibo pages. (By the way, Cathay also has an official Facebook page, which was full of complaints from customers about ...

  7. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Will James Bond bow to Beijing's censorship?

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 03:10pm by George Chen

    ... on the mainland's popular microblogging site Sina Weibo: “Why not replace China with North Korea? Who cares about North Korea anyway?” That’s true. Apart from the Kim family, its hangers on and, of course, the huge North Korean army. Another posting on Sina Weibo said: “Maybe the movie should be more specific about where the MI6 agent was tortured in China. How about Chongqing? That could make ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MR. SHANGKONG

    Shanghai lacks self-confidence in how it restricts news of Taiwan bookstore

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Weibo. Xinhua Bookstore is the mainland's largest state-owned bookstore chain where you will only find local or foreign books approved for sale by the government. You won't find books ...

  9. Comment - Blogs - MR. SHANGKONG

    The impact of politics on stock prices

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 05:08pm by George Chen

    ... The opinions expressed in the column Mr. Shangkong are all his own. Follow him on  twitter.com/george_chen or weibo.com/georgeschen ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MR. SHANGKONG

    ICAC probe of ex-boss may turn into a blockbuster

    Posted May 16th 2013, 01:53pm by George Chen

    ... is investigating its own former boss,” said a netizen in a posting published on Sina Weibo, a popular Chinese-language real-time micro-blogging platform, which is modelled on Twitter. The makers of Cold ...




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