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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Retired president Hu Jintao makes rare public appearance in Hunan

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 03:25am by Andrea Chen

    ... in ancient China, the university's television station reported on Sina Weibo. Hu's appearance was an indirect way to voice support for the current state leaders, and to offer some comfort ...

  2. President picks up 'pride of China'

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the pride of China. I feel proud to be a Chinese,' said one going by the name of Tongchangshui on Sina Weibo. Another said: 'I feel that the president is getting down to earth and closer ... also came under attack. A weibo user said China had deteriorated on Hu's watch. 'People don't see such development and are moved by the flag sticker picking move,' ...

  3. A new Orwellian euphemism for stifling online dissent

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Security' is a suitably Orwellian euphemism that expresses the party's fear of microblogs, in particular Weibo, the mainland's version of Twitter. Comments appearing on it are often ... officials, the 200-million-plus Weibo users are mostly unimpressed by their leaders. Worse, microblogs are now so omnipresent that even the tame traditional media have been forced to pick up ...

  4. News - China

    Shenzhen builds canopy to protect tree planted by ex-president Hu Jintao

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 11:56am by Amy Li

    ... seems to be the only tree in the park enjoying special treatment- judging by photos published in the Chinese media. Netizens posted angry and sarcastic comments on Sina Weibo ...

  5. Ruffling feathers

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore in Beijing The countdown online was ominous. 'Ten days until real-name registration,' read a post from a Sina Weibo user nicknamed 'Linzongwei ... betrayed the party's deep fear of microblogs as tools for dissent. Sina Weibo, launched in 2009, has more than 250 million users. Wang Chen, the director of the State Council Information ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Beijing Daily publisher demoted over controversial editorials

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... for publically escorting Chen to a hospital in Beijing. Then, on May 14, in a move that attracted much ridicule from internet users, Beijing Daily demanded on its Sina Weibo microblog that Locke disclose ... the wealth of Mei himself and other officials. Beijing Daily soon deleted the post about Locke, and searches for Mei's name on Sina Weibo have been blocked since then. However, a series ...

  7. Rumours of Jiang Zemin's death abound amid official silence

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Beijing, with hundreds of postings and many user accounts on Sina Weibo, the mainland's equivalent of Twitter, deleted after midnight on Tuesday. But Jiang was still ranked the most popular topic on Sina Weibo early yesterday evening. Most analysts agreed that Beijing had no reason to withhold news about Jiang's death, despite the secrecy over his deteriorating health. Chen ...

  8. Jiang has censors doing river dance

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... former president, had died. According to numerous reports, users of Sina.com's Weibo microblogging platform got 'cannot be displayed' messages when they searched for the Chinese ...

  9. Lawmaker's microblog muzzled

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... death. Eu said that when she logged on to her Sina Weibo account yesterday, she was shown this message: 'Your microblog had published content that did not match internet requirements. Your ...

  10. Breath of fresh air for leaders

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are drinking melamine-tainted milk, eating gutter cooking oil and breathing deeply polluted air,' remarked a microblogger on Sina Weibo. Professor Zhou Xiaozheng, of Renmin University, agreed. ...




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