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  1. Weibo puts the heat on officials over tragedy

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... stands at 39 were raised on Sina Weibo- the Chinese version of Twitter- which has become a driving force in providing accurate details on the accident that conflict with official accounts. It has also been a popular platform to search for missing victims when no official channel was available for this purpose. 'The nature of Weibo's communication empowers the voice of internet ...

  2. Error sends Shanghai Metro train wrong way

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... towards Hongqiao station. Astonished passengers instantly sent postings to Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, but no announcement was made to tell passengers about what had happened, according to China News Service. Shanghai Metro only responded to widespread queries about the incident via its official Weibo account and website yesterday. It said the train received signals intended ...

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    Earthquake death toll rises to at least 156

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 09:40am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... to rush out of buildings, according to accounts on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo microblogging service. State media said 156 people had been confirmed dead with more than 5,500 injured. ...

  4. High-speed rail travel halted by rain

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a loud explosion and seeing a flash of light at about 1.30pm, according to posts widely distributed on microblogs. One post on Sina Weibo under the username Dudaizhebiwang said: 'The station ...

  5. Ministry's response stirs anger

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... night on Sina Weibo, the mainland's most popular microblogging service platform. But on other microblogging platforms, such as those run by NetEase and Tencent, Sheng was facing stern ... Weifang, a prominent law expert at Peking University, called on the National People's Congress (NPC) to set up a special committee to investigate the accident. On his Sina Weibo account ...

  6. Internet users fear disaster cover-up

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to know the truth,' Birdman, an internet user, wrote on Weibo.com. 'Another cover-up will only lead to more accidents when accountability isn't properly handled.' 'Can ...

  7. Enraged widower hits back at online critics

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... headquarters. The next day, however, he began refusing to accept media interviews and did not make an appearance at two further protests later in the week. On his personal Weibo microblog, Yang admitted ...

  8. Blast kills three at Shandong plant

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and injuring nine. Suspected bomber Qian Mingqi had written on his Weibo microblog earlier that, angered by the destruction of his home without proper compensation 10 years ago, he had no choice ...

  9. Chemical spill rumours spark water panic

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... queuing at supermarkets with shopping trolleys piled high with bottles of water. The Jiangyin Public Security Bureau posted a message on its Sina Weibo account denying a ship had sunk. 'This ...

  10. Beijing raises death toll to 77 after long silence

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... in a metropolis- a host city of the Olympic Games. Can you believe it?' Sina Weibo user Dazuihouye said. Other commenters pointed to authorities' much criticised handling of the disaster ...




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