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  1. News - China Insider - WEIBO

    Sina Weibo removes the 'Sina' from its name, now just 'Weibo'

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 07:16pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com The name change may have been done in preparation for Weibo's upcoming American IPO China’s foremost microblogging platform has dropped the “Sina” from its name and is now officially known as just “Weibo”. “Goodbye Sina Weibo, hello Weibo!” read a post on the official Weibo microblog on March 28, the day of the name swap. Weibo’s logo ...

  2. News - China Insider - WEIBO

    Sina Weibo users tweet a record 860,000 posts in first minute of Lunar New Year

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 06:20pm by Paul Bischoff

    ... Paul Bischoff The massive amount of posts beat last year’s Lunar New Year record by a 130,000 margin Sina Weibo users tweeted 863,408 posts within the first minute of the year of the horse ... to Sina Weibo’s cooperation with state-run broadcaster CCTV during the televised Spring Festival Gala. Throughout the customary live entertainment, Sina Weibo’s QR code was displayed in the bottom ...

  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 Insider - WEIBO

    Venezuelan president’s weibo debut spurs demand for Chinese officials to follow suit

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 03:27pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Nicolas Maduro is only the second state leader to open a Sina Weibo account Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s debut appearance on China’s popular microblog ... to follow suit and improve their interactions with ordinary people. A verified account of Maduro had attracted about 18,000 followers on Twitter-like Sina Weibo by Thursday afternoon since its first ...

  5. News - China - WEIBO

    Xi's 'top fan' blogger returns to condemn nuclear test

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 02:54pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A popular Chinese blogger – believed by some to be working for Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping – returned to his Sina Weibo microblog on Tuesday ... readers.” he wrote. Readers expressed concern Zhang had been forced to stop blogging after talking to foreign journalists. Positive feedback suggests the majority of weibo users welcomed ...

  6. News - China - WEIBO

    Record 34,977 posts seen on Sina Weibo in first second of lunar new year

    Posted Feb 11th 2013, 05:21pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Within the first second of the Lunar New Year, China’s largest micro-blogging site Sina Weibo said it saw a record 34,977 posts published. A record 731,102 ... Apparently, a campaign by Sina Weibo calling users to send out New Year wishes in the first second paid off. Weibo had 32,312 posts in the first second of the Year of the Dragon. Sina also reported ...

  7. News - China Insider - WEIBO

    Photos of ‘official’ involved in parking dispute go viral on Chinese social media

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:22pm by Chris Luo

    ... man who claimed he had parked in his private parking space, according to a posting on the microblogging site Sina Weibo. As of noon on Monday the post had solicited more than 14,000 comments and was reposted 49,000 times. The photos were uploaded by a Sina Weibo microblogger under the handle “Dajiangzhiyuan” on Sunday morning. “The man burst out with vulgar language and tried to assault me,” ...

  8. News - China Insider - WEIBO

    Chinese TV producer apologises for online comment hinting at violence against doctors

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:58pm by Chris Luo

    ... generated a negative response online. “I deeply regret the Weibo post and emotional outburst. I would like to express my sincere apologies to all medical staff and internet users,” Wang Mudi, ... on Sina Weibo, China’s most popular microblogging platform, which further fueled an ongoing debate over increasing violence against medical staff. In the controversial posting, Wang complained ...

  9. News - China Insider - WEIBO

    Beijing singer breaks news of Hong Kong 'divorce' from son of revolutionary hero

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 01:42pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com Actress and social icon Zhao Xinyu announced via Weibo on Wednesday her divorce in Hong Kong from Ye Xuanlian, son of the late revolutionary hero Marshal Ye Jianying Zhao Xinyu,a Beijing socialite and singer known for her lavish and controversial lifestyle, announced on Weibo on Thursday morning that she had officially divorced Ye Xuanlian, son of late ...

  10. News - China Insider - WEIBO

    Talent show star dubbed 'Chinese Rain Man' raises suspicions

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 02:57pm by Chris Luo

    ... or discriminate against a mentally challenged person Weibo commenter He dug out an episode of CCTV’s popular science show Approaching Science that reported Zhou’s story that had been aired back in 2009. ... control,” he wrote on his Sina Weibo. The majority of the commentators online also appeared to be sympathetic towards Zhou despite his critics. “It is truly upset to see some of the malicious verbal ...




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