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  1. News - China

    Web campaign shows Chinese riches don't trickle down to shabby villages

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00pm by Ernest Kao

    ... To expose this stark contrast, Xue has come up with an ingenious and cost-effective public awareness campaign via social media platform Sina Weibo, China’s most popular microblogging service. “I ask you all to upload to Sina Weibo photos of government offices in these poverty-stricken counties alongside photos of local schools and farmers’ houses. We want to know how our taxpayer money ...

  2. News - China

    New twist unfolds in Hainan police drama

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 01:48pm by Peony Lui

    ... Peony Lui A female Weibo user in Sanya city, Hainan, posted pictures of her and her police boyfriend going to a hot spring on a date. The post revealed the boyfriend’s name as Wang ... reasons. Media confirmed his name and job title the following day. With the incident yet to be resolved, another Weibo post on Thursday added a new twist to the drama. The user claimed ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    'House Sister' and her shady parents brought down by MSM microblog crusade

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 01:08pm by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Another corruption scandal broke on December 26 when the Zhengzhou bureau of Hong Kong's  Sing Pao  newspaper used its Sina Weibo account to accuse Zhai Zhenfeng (翟振锋), ... of 11 flats (the largest reportedly 2,777 sq ft), but the move paid off when Zhai's former office took to its Sina Weibo account on December 28 and confirmed Sing Pao 's accusation. ...

  4. News - China

    Bloggers expose official's corruption in Guangzhou

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 02:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... properties, some of which are luxury homes, onto the Sina Weibo social networking site, it said. “It is basically true that Cai has 21 houses according to our preliminary investigations,” Xinhua ... by posting accusations on popular social networking websites. One official in southeastern Fujian province created an online furore this week after users on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like microblog, ...

  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

    Netizens applaud idea of using red licence plates to stop abuse of official cars

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 02:34pm by Peony Lui

    ... reforms” argue that harsher punishments should be adopted, along with better identification methods. The “red licence” suggestion sparked considerable online discussion on Weibo. Many netizens ...

  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Inquiry gives 'ridiculous' answer to boss's wine extravagance

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:28pm by Ernest Kao

    ... “decorative props” used to “increase their knowledge about wine”. Netizens on Sina Weibo called Sasac’s findings “ridiculous” and accused the commission of being in the same corrupt boat as Zhou. ...

  8. Comment - Blogs - CORRUPTION

    Revealed: emerging trends behind China's anti-corruption drive

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 06:59pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Weibo, they are becoming increasingly humiliating for exposed officials. China blog Danwei billed 2012 the annus horribilis of the “ trial by Weibo ” of government officials. SCMP.com has been ...

  9. News - China

    Zhejiang official investigated for keeping mistress

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 06:00pm by Chris Luo

    ... on the microblogging platform Sina Weibo and notified several news outlets. Zhang, a 28-year-old white collar worker in a Shanghai company, said she met Wu in October and found herself pregnant at the end ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Outcry over blunders of China’s one-child policy

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 02:50pm by Peony Lui

    ... an official seal-stamped certificate proving compliance of the principal to the one-child policy was still necessary. Many Weibo users lamented the Panyu government’s illogical request. “So how ... by a Shandong court, which invoked widespread condemnation at home and abroad. Weibo users, in response to a forced late abortion this year, expressed fury at the incident, “Our society forces mothers ...




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