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  1. Comment - Blogs - RUBBER DUCK

    Mystery of the deflated Rubber Duck: were cigarette butts to blame?

    Posted May 16th 2013, 11:28am by Ernest Kao

    ... Television (CCTV) even took to its official Sina Weibo account to clear up the rumours  on Thursday. “There have been rumours that Hong Kong’s big yellow duck was ‘burned to death’ by tourists from ...

  2. News - China

    People’s Daily vows to destroy Apple’s ‘unparalleled arrogance’

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 11:55am by Amy Li

    ... rights show aired on March 15th. CCTV’s show backfired after online evidence suggested that the crew had invited a few celebrities in advance to post Weibo messages attacking apple. ...

  3. News - China

    Attacking Apple backfires for CCTV

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 01:06pm by Amy Li

    ... and internet opinion leaders discussed it on Sina Weibo, China's twitter-like service. Among them was one of China’s leading writers of children's literature, Zheng Yuanjie, who has nearly 5 million followers on Weibo. Zheng said:  “Chinese customers choose Apple not just for its technology, but also for its thoughtfulness, justice, care and value. I am shocked to hear Apple adopts ...

  4. News - China Insider - CENSORSHIP

    Dismissed CCTV producer Wang Qinglei slams censorship

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 09:39pm by Chris Luo

    ... management. In a lengthy open letter posted on his Sina Weibo microblog, Wang Qinglei, a producer who had worked for China Central Television for 10 years, said he was dismissed from his post last ... hours before it was censored by Sina Weibo on Monday morning. However, copies of his article are still circulating on the internet in China. The maverick producer is no stranger to controversy. ...

  5. News - China

    People’s Daily mocked over phallic headquarters

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 04:33pm by AFP

    ... be imposing,” said one user of Sina Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter. “It seems the People’s Daily is going to rise up, there’s hope for the Chinese dream,” said another, referring to a political slogan that has been used in recent months to encourage national pride and rejuvenation. But a search on Sina Weibo for “People’s Daily” and “building” resulted in the message usually shown when ...

  6. News - China - ANALYSIS

    Shots at foreign companies backfire on state network

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 09:49pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... cases where the government comes out on one side of a particular issue, you have people on online platforms such as Sina Weibo instinctively taking the other side, ridiculing state media ... as a failure to tackle more pressing issues. As one widely circulated Weibo post said: "We have to buy the most expensive housing in the world, drive the most expensive cars in the world, use ...

  7. News - China - MEDIA

    Detained journalist, newspaper apologise publicly in shocking twist to New Express saga

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 05:42am by Mimi Lau

    ... wrongdoing on national television before any formal charges had been filed. Videotaped confessions by prominent Sina Weibo commentator Charles Xue Biqun and British corporate investigator Peter Humphrey have also been aired on national television in recent weeks. People commenting on Sina Weibo were particularly concerned about Chen's shaved head and prison jump suit because he has ...

  8. News - China - TELEVISION

    CCTV provides more laughs than insights into meaning of patriotism

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Jiang Sijia

    ... or not'," wrote one Weibo user. But it was hard to tell if people's laughable answers were deliberate sarcasm. Zhan Jiang, a journalism professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University, said ...

  9. News - China - LOGISTICS

    Video: Chinese courier workers found manhandling merchandise

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 06:13pm by Ernest Kao

    ... the responsibility is no longer theirs. As a result, most customers end up blaming the merchant. The thread “violent courier sorting” has been trending on microblogging service Sina Weibo. ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Chinese national television falls for April Fools' Day joke- a day late

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:49pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... dated April 1. Virgin did link to a report by the British tabloid The Daily Mirror, which identified the story as a spoof. Photos of the CCTV report have gone viral on Sina Weibo with thousands ...




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