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  1. Shaken up

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen When the earthquake happened, I was in my room on the fourth floor. I was calm at first but it was shaking so hard I could barely stand straight. So my assistants and I ran downstairs. The phone wasn't working but fortunately there was a 3G network. So I checked my weibo (Chinese equivalent of twitter) and found out more about the quake. The aftershocks ...

  2. News - China

    Villager assaulted after challenging official to swim in polluted river

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 02:44pm by Chris Luo

    ... his daughter Chen Xiufang revealed on microblog Sina Weibo. The daughter posted photos online showing her father with scratches and bruises on his face. She told SCMP.com the assault ... was one of several residents in Zhejiang, who recently posted blogs on Sina Weibo offering cash rewards to environmental officials if they swam in polluted rivers. It is a new way citizens ...

  3. News - China - ZHEJIANG

    Wenzhou policeman gets sick saving girl from polluted river

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 04:49pm by Ernest Kao

    ... growing water pollution problem. On Sina Weibo, China’s main microblogging service, some users called on the County Environmental Protection Bureau to issue a “formal apology” to Zhang. ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to lift ban on disposable styrofoam lunch boxes

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 11:51am by Ernest Kao

    ... on Weibo  But Dong Jinshi, secretary general of the International Food Packaging Association, told The Beijing News that due to polystyrene’s low-cost manufacture, hundreds of domestic enterprises ... Weibo said: “I didn’t even realise there was a ban because restaurants in Guangzhou are still using foam lunch boxes and have been doing so for years.” “China has enough pollution problems ...

  5. News - China

    Chinese netizens slam British newspaper's 'cultural intervention' over chopsticks article

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 01:45pm by Chris Luo

    ... chopsticks. The Telegraph ’s report and its headline provoked widespread condemnation on Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo on Friday. “Chopsticks have been part of our culture and tradition ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese official offered huge reward... if he can swim in polluted river

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:59pm by Chris Luo

    ... on Saturday. “If the environmental protection bureau chief dares to swim in [Ruian's] river for 20 minutes, I will pay [him] 200,000 yuan [HK$246,000],” Jin wrote on Sina Weibo. In three photos ...

  7. News - China

    I'll swim in moat to show it's not polluted, says Shaoxing mayor

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:50pm by Chris Luo

    ... polluted.” Meanwhile, some environmental activists have urged people to take photos of polluted rivers and publish them on Sina Weibo, a Chinese website similar to twitter, in a bid to raise public ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland editorial declares war on water pollution

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 04:29pm by Ernest Kao

    ... the public and netizens to help. There has been speculation on microblogging site Sina Weibo recently about companies using high-pressure wells to pump chemical discharge directly into the ground ...

  9. Residents cry foul at city's blue skies boast

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Quanling posted on Sina weibo, a popular microblog site, that it was 'ridiculous' that [the Beijing environmental authorities] never changed their measurements on air pollution. ... bureau deserves to be described as 'shameless', said one weibo user. Another post read: 'A rubbish government without any credibility.' 'Is today April Fool's ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ningbo residents doubt pledge to halt chemical plant expansion

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... had been detained for spreading the rumour. Searches for "Zhenhai", the district where the petrochemical complex is located, returned no results on the Sina Weibo microblogging site. ... on the expansion plan because the local media, which was heavily censored, could not accurately reflect public opinion. "Our posts on social media, such as Sina Weibo, on the project are all deleted. ...




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