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  1. Critics snared in microblog crackdown

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of an unprecedented clampdown on 'rumour-mongering' via Twitter-like weibo services. The Sina, Tencent and Sohu weibo accounts of Beijing-based political scientist Zhang Ming were closed on Saturday following 'directives from higher authorities'. Zhang, who has 250,000 followers on Sina weibo, said he assumed he had fallen victim to the clampdown, which came after online rumours ...

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    ‘Make it short!’: reports of verbose official’s dressing down censored

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:15pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Weibo and other internet platforms drew a blank. “No provincial propaganda official would allow a story of their own party secretary being humiliated to flow around the internet, unless he wants ...

  3. Who said it?

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... There is awareness that many young people want to have their own living space Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing Weibo has served as a decompression valve in society as the public express their complaints and discontent on it Charles Chao, president of Sina Corporation On day one of my administration I would designate China as a currency manipulator Mitt Romney, a candidate ...

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    Official profiles reveal more of China's top leaders have daughters

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Chris Luo

    ... Yilin, Wang Qishan, who rose through the ranks to become one of the current PBSC members. Meanwhile the gender observation has also become a heated topic among users of Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter. "I respect them for all strictly complying with the one-child policy," one weibo user said, referring to the fact that it is common for officials and wealthy families ...

  5. Rumour battle cannot be won

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Arab awakening in 2010, has been further constrained, and microblog networks, known as weibo, more closely monitored. But the gossip that spread like wildfire through the blogosphere ... were posts about coups, gunfire and tanks on Beijing's streets. There were no such threats, but with many of the 700 million weibo users online for purely recreational reasons, and eager ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... If language becomes a barrier for learning, the city cannot tout itself as a multinational hub Unison activist Fermi Wong, who says the government should not ignore the special needs of students from ethnic minorities I was confused because none of my posts related to the rumours Political scientist Zhang Ming, who has about 250,000 followers on Sina weibo, on Beijing's clamp ...

  7. Microblogs become crucial state tool

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the beginning of this year. The number of governmentrelated weibo accounts on Sina.com, the most popular microblogging service on the mainland, has reached nearly 20,000. This includes more than 10,000 ... the director of the State Council Information Office, government and Communist Party departments and officials were encouraged to 'adopt weibo to serve society'. In an article published late ...

  8. Microblogs take HK's hot contest over the border

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... including possibly pan-democrat Albert Ho Chun-yan, may be heard across the border. In an unexpected move the popular social-networking website Tencent has asked Ho to open a weibo, or microblog, ... on the principle of 'fairness', since rival candidate Leung Chun-ying had begun microblogging with Tencent a month ago and attracted an army of followers. Leung's weibo account with Tencent ...

  9. A resurrection of sorts for disgraced Zhao

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... that up,' Zhang said. 'It doesn't represent official acknowledgement.' Zhao's appearance on Baike has become a popular topic of discussion on Weibo, Sina's popular microblog ... 1 million salutes to Mr Zhao,' Beijing Television host Hu Ziwei wrote on her Weibo account Zhang said: 'If we ponder deeply about this issue, it appears the central government is moving ...

  10. Mainland bloggers praise Taiwan's pursuit of democracy and freedom

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... step up efforts to pursue this?' asked a Guangdong-based blogger who identified himself as 'Being Honest' on Sina Weibo. He was one of thousands of members of online communities ... it was the only way to shrink the gap between the two sides. Highlights of Ma's speech, the entire text and video clips have been posted- unblocked- on Weibo and other mainland Twitter clones. After ...




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