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  1. News - China

    Who's the Xi Jinping insider posting his activities on Weibo?

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 11:36am by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li A "mysterious" weibo account devoted to publishing the daily activities of Chinese president-in-waiting Xi Jinping   intrigued Chinese media and netizens with its exclusive photos and insider knowledge of the country's most powerful man. The account on China’s popular Twitter-like service Sina Weibo, named “Hao Hao Xue Xi” (meaning “study Xi thoroughly” ...

  2. News - China - INTERNET

    Speculation over Xi Jinping's weibo account

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Microblog with rare photos and details of party leader's itinerary attracts thousands of followers Speculation over weibo window into the life of Xi ... if not the man himself. Since its debut late last month, the Sina Weibo account "Fans Group to Learn From Xi" has demonstrated an unusual level of access to the recently installed Communist ...

  3. News - China

    Social media in China redraws old battle lines between left and right

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Social media like Weibo is helping China have the type of debate it hasn't seen in decades Old battle lines recast between left and right "P*** off and go ... University law scholar, referring to the 2008 protests in Beijing by hundreds of students opposed to "foreign interference" in Tibet. Much of the change has been driven by Sina Weibo ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi wins rave reviews for visit to Hebei villages

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Mainlanders are lapping up real-time updates of president-to-be's every move on his Hebei visit Weibo helps Xi to winplaudits on trip ... The news went viral soon after Xinhua revealed shortly after 9am yesterday on Sina Weibo that Xi, who took over the top party post from Hu last month, was on his way to one of the country's ...

  5. News - China

    Gansu investigates Lanzhou mayor over luxury watches

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 02:14pm by Amy Li

    ... above his pay grade as a civil servant. According to blogger Zhou Lubao, who first wrote about Yuan’s watches on China’s micro-blogging service Weibo, provincial officials were already ... of the corruption allegations against them first emerged on weibo. Many netizens have commented that weibo has proven to be much more powerful and effective than the party’s Central Commission ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MR. SHANGKONG

    Xi makes The Economist cover again, but Beijing's censors are unimpressed

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 10:12am by George Chen

    ... (Macartney refused),” The Economist said. Despite heavy online censorship -- particularly on China’s most popular Twitter-like real-time microblog service, Sina Weibo -- some Chinese online users ... like him,” commented one Weibo user. Other netizens commented that China has Xi as Russia has Vladimir Putin, whom some Western media portray as an empire builder and wannabe Tsar. ...

  7. News - China

    Netizens deride Xinhua over Jiang comments

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 03:12pm by Amy Li

    ... The centuries-old Chinese saying "noble character and sterling integrity" (Gao Feng Liang Jie) got a new meaning when it was used on China's Sina Weibo in reference ... twitter-like service Sina Weibo, where the phrase “noble character and sterling integrity” has gone viral in hundreds of parody messages posted by netizens. For instance, bloggers used the expression ...

  8. News - 18th Party Congress

    Rising force of new media on mainland

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... 2009, an increasing share of internet traffic has taken place on weibo - microblogs modelled on global social-networking site Twitter. The most prominent site, Sina, recently reported having 300 million registered users alone, quickly closing in on Twitter's estimated 500 million. While weibo accounts have allowed some activists to organise illegal protests, they have also ...

  9. News - China

    '1962' is a lucky year for China's deputy governors

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 02:53pm by Amy Li

    ... of officials doesn’t matter,” said a blogger on China's twitter-like service Sina Weibo, “What matters is one’s sense of responsibility.” “It might take a while for those of us who born after 1990 ...

  10. News - China

    Old murder case recalls painful chapter in China's history

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 02:43pm by Amy Li

    ... and broke his legs before burying him in the ground, the report said. Qiu was arrested in July last year, the report added. The story sparked heated discussion on Sina Weibo, China’s twitter-like ...




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