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  1. News - Comment

    New regulations in China ban journalists from quoting foreign media

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 05:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... "intuitively suppress the infiltration and spread of harmful information." The statement comes on the day millions of people discussed the Boston Marathon bomb blasts on Sina Weibo. Photos ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Liu Tienan investigated, Murong Xuecun's weibo account deleted

    Posted May 13th 2013, 06:14am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Politics New York Times Beijing is investigating Liu Tienan, an official a journalist had dared to challenge. People's Daily Weibo* "A rumour has become ... not be secret. Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center A Mongol-Tibetan school principal is jailed in Inner Mongolia after attempting to flee via Hong Kong. Weibo* Novelist Murong ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Former Taiwan premier's Chinese weibo account deleted (updated)

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:35pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... club on the Chinese mainland. He follows in the footsteps of China’s new party secretary Xi Jinping and incoming premier Li Keqiang, who have their own weibo fan clubs. On Wednesday night, mainland netizens set up a fan club on Sina Weibo for Hsieh, showing sympathy and support for the former DPP chairman. The account, Chang-Ting Fan Club, on the Chinese Twitter-style site uploaded ...

  4. Weibo a window that must not close

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The mainland's hugely popular micro-blogging service Sina Weibo has a reputation for being largely uncensored, the result of a tussle between authorities about just how far to go ... of boiling over. Authorities should be encouraging their use, not restricting access. Accounts of the claimed corruption and misdeeds of officials are commonplace on Weibo, but the gossip, ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    The myth of Chinese social media user numbers

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 03:47pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... by comparing just two simple figures published by CNNIC. 1. “By the end of 2012, China had 309 million Weibo users”-- Weibo refers Chinese Twitter-style social media site. 2. “By the end of 2012, China had 275 million social media users.” So please clarify CNNIC that, does these numbers mean that you does not regard Weibo as “social media site”? The second question is a bit complicated ...

  6. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Mysterious Xi Jinping blogger reveals himself: 'It is just me'

    Posted Feb 11th 2013, 10:01am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... the “Fan Club of Learning From Xi” on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo on November 21 with a simple thought: Like other foreign leaders in these times, Chinese leaders should have an online ... will be affable,” said Zhang, who was contacted through the password-protected private message function on his Weibo account that only he could reasonably have access to. During a later video chat, he ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's state sport system has to change

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... Chinese microblog Sina Weibo, you'll notice a lot of anger: "London, we have not offended you. Why do you treat us so badly?"; "China has been wronged. Where ... of money and resources in a few who have the potential to win Olympic gold. I don't approve of the system, and it would seem I am not the only Chinese to feel this way: on Sina Weibo, between ...

  8. News - China

    Kong Qingdong ordered to apologise for calling Beijing student 'dog, traitor'

    Posted May 09th 2013, 11:43am by Patrick Boehler

    ... imperialists”, “bastards” and “thieves” in an interview.  Kong’s insults against Guan were in an online post, which has since been deleted, on Sina Weibo, the country’s largest microblogging platform. ... wrote, following up with references on Guan's mother.  Guan said he would appeal against the ruling, because he said he thought an apology on weibo would send a stronger message against ...

  9. 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,' ...

  10. News - China

    Dodging the censors ahead of party power shift

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 03:01pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... a message saying it had been removed by “system managers”. The trick is to find similar-sounding words in Chinese when writing on the heavily policed but hugely popular “weibo” sites,  such as Sina Weibo – a microblog akin to Twitter, which is banned along with Facebook and YouTube. Substituting homophones for political catchwords is second-nature to Chinese netizens, who poked fun ...




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