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  1. News - China

    The sacrificial pigs and other Weibo jokes on Shanghai's floating hogs

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 02:45pm by Chris Luo

    ... [You] must be covering something up,” he posted on Sina Weibo. On Monday an official from Zhejiang's provincial agricultural department said most of the pigs had died due to cold weather, ... said.   Another Weibo user jokingly speculated that the pigs had sacrified themselves to make a stand on social issues, including: 1. Refusing to be over-fed with antibiotics. 2. Refusing ...

  2. U.S. consulate's Weibo account is suspended

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... yesterday in the midst of ongoing Sino-US tensions.. From yesterday morning, visitors found they could no longer access the consulate's account on Sina Weibo, the mainland's biggest ... a standard response to banned terms. 'This morning we discovered the consulate Shanghai's official Sina Weibo page was not accessible,' embassy spokesman Nolan Barkhouse said. 'We ...

  3. News - China - Shanghai

    Migrant worker's family savings rain down on Shanghai pedestrians

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 03:33pm by Ernest Kao

    ... a conscience?" wrote one netizen on Sina Weibo. "People in urban metropoles like Shanghai have no morals. All they care about is money," another said. Another said: "The government never treats migrant workers with respect. This is what happens in cities like Shanghai." The story, first shared by weibo user Xuankejiong, has been forwarded 112,000 times and drawn more than ...

  4. News - China - Shanghai

    Conman scams Shanghai student desperate to find hit-and-run driver

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 01:16pm by Ernest Kao

    ... and took to social media to try to find the culprit. She posted descriptions of the hit-and-run car on her weibo account, China’s twitter-like microblogging service, hoping to find information. ... strong! Although I am way too far away to help, I hope those around her can lend her some assistance!" wrote a weibo user. "A sign of China's moral decay," wrote another.   ...

  5. News - China

    Not-so-lucky Shanghai Mobile user in battle over reclaimed 888 number

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 01:32pm by Amy Li

    ... Mobile. The telecommunications provider claimed Xu owed 7 yuan.  Xu's wife, Chang Ling, who posted the story on China’s micro-blogging service Sina Weibo, said they paid the 7 yuan ... her boss, threatening her to delete the Weibo post. In a phone conversation, a top official from Shanghai Mobile also promised her to resolve the dispute by Monday. They had repeatedly asked ...

  6. News - China

    Outrage at photo of Danish tourists urinating on Shanghai highway

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 01:10pm by Chris Luo

    ... on Saturday was first revealed online when an eye witness photographed them and published it on Sina Weibo, China’s twitter-like microblogging platform. The photo showed six foreign men lining up ... the vehicles were not supposed to park [in the middle of highway overpass] in normal circumstances,” he said. One Shanghai resident said the men’s actions could have been “dangerous”. On weibo ...

  7. News - China

    Shanghai stifled flu 'rumours' in early days, says report

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 11:12am by Amy Li

    ... said censors had shut down internet talk after the first few deaths from the virus but before a national lab confirmed H7N9 as a new strain of bird flu, weeks later. The first weibo post about ... Hours later, Shanghai officials explained on weibo that health experts had already excluded the possibility of a bird flu outbreak. They acknowledged that two people had died at the Fifth ...

  8. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... on the mainland. But in the mainland media, the Christmas story is somehow restricted, especially in the top-tier state-owned media organisations. I did a quick keyword search on the official Weibo pages ...

  9. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hotlines spring up for China VIPs to buy luxury goods amid anti-graft drive

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Amid Xi Jinping's anti-graft drive and the popularity of weibo, those who have something to hide prefer to do their shopping by telephone President Xi Jinping's anti-graft ... saying I was out of the loop on all the latest tricks. Social media, such as the microblogging service weibo, has become an effective tool to help the public monitor and report their suspicions ...

  10. News - China

    Two dead, 11 injured in Shanghai school knife attack

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 08:18pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A man killed two and injured 11 others including six children outside a primary school in Shanghai, police officials said on Wednesday. The man killed two female relatives in an apartment near Jinqian Highway. He then went outside and slashed 11 people using a kitchen knife, the Shanghai police bureau said on its official account on Sina Weibo ...




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