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  1. News - China

    Xinhua's Twitter account creates uproar on Weibo

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 11:31am by Amy Li

    ... Xinhua is obviously breaching our internet laws,” said a netizen on Sina Weibo, China’s micro-blogging service. “Xinhua has proved itself a traitor who has chosen an evil path,” said another Weibo user in an ironic tone, referring to a speech given by President Hu Jintao. Hu had said in his speech at the 18th party congress that “we reject both the old and rigid closed-door path ...

  2. News - China

    Chinese censors block New York Times

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 02:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... on the wealth of the Chinese premier’s family. Searches for “New York Times” in Chinese and “NYT” were blocked on the popular social networking website Sina Weibo, which is similar to Twitter, with searches returning a message that the result could not be displayed “due to relevant laws”. The New York Times ’ official accounts on Sina Weibo and a popular rival, Tencent Weibo, had both been ...

  3. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Film buffs thrilled after China unblocks IMDB movie database

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 11:05am by Amy Li

    ... Conference (CPPCC) were holding their annual legislative meetings in Beijing. “Thank you, China’s new leaders, this is wonderful,” wrote a blogger on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter-like service. Many ... and Chinese-language websites still remain unavailable on the mainland. “Is China really going to change?”, asked a blogger on Weibo. ...

  4. News - China - MEDIA

    Chinese celebrities back Southern Weekly censorship protests

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... yesterday posted on the Twitter-like weibo service: "A black hand closes heavy, black curtain, blocking brightness and fresh air as there is no weekend any more in the south." The paper is also known as Southern Weekend. Yao Chen, an actress who has 32 million followers on her weibo account, earlier posted the paper's logo and quoted Russian dissident Alexandr Solzhenitsyn: ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese leaders must back up rhetoric with action

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... further in his quest for transparency and openness with an account on the weibo microblogging site. While not directly attributed to him, speculation is rife that he or his propaganda team ... usually be promptly removed from normal weibo accounts by censors, which is why there is a widespread belief that this one is either being run by Xi's team or is officially sanctioned. ...

  6. News - China - FILM

    Tarantino tones down violence in Django Unchained for China release

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 11:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... not like the Sarft [State Administration of Radio, Film and Television] but I’m glad we will be able to see this film in the theatre!” a microblogger said on Sina Weibo. The censorship body ... and see the film as Quentin is one of my favourite filmmakers,” one netizen commented on the film’s official Sina Weibo page . Several foreign films entering the mainland market this year were ...

  7. News - China

    Blocking of coding site has Chinese programmers up in arms

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 03:23pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... capital firm, condemned the censorship of GitHub last night on Sina Weibo, the Chinese Twitter-like social media site. He said the blocking of the coding site would make it harder for Chinese ... the community should deal with the issue. Feng Dahui, a programmer and an influential blogger, in a noon Sina Weibo post asked whether or not the IT community should support the bloggers who posted ...

  8. News - China

    Website of pro-reform magazine closed down

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:22pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... The website of Yanhuang Chunqiu magazine, one of China’s most prominent pro-reform publications, was closed down on Friday morning. The magazine’s official account on Sina Weibo, a Twitter style Chinese social media platform, posted at 10.08am, said the site was “suddenly cancelled” around 9am. It said they received text messages and emails from the Ministry of Industry ...

  9. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Nanjing considering Facebook, Twitter access for Asian Youth Games

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 03:40pm by Ernest Kao

    ... websites such as YouTube and Google would be open too. One internet user praised Ji for having a “political conscience”. But on microblog Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, one user remarked ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Southern Weekly protests highlight stalling political reform

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 07:29pm by Zhang Hong

    ... their support for the Southern Weekly on China’s microblogging site Sina Weibo. About 100 editors and reporters with the newspaper have declared a strike and their negotiations with the authorities ... the editorial himself and was responsible for the mistakes. As a result, Tuo became the primary target of the initial Weibo protest with many web users demanding his resignation. However, the assumption ...




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