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  1. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    'Homework uncle' Lin Dongping uses Weibo to help pupils dig up answers

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... for 'Homework uncle' on Weibo Lin Dongping, a 25-year-old IT programmer in Fujian's provincial capital, Fuzhou, uses his Weibo microblog to help high school pupils with their homework. Lin, ... 80,000 comments or Weibo postings. I used to work very hard very to post these questions and answer them myself but it took me more and more time. Now I only post the questions that have not been ...

  2. News - China - PLA

    Hawkish PLA general at centre of microblogging storm

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 07:50pm by Chris Luo

    ... nuclear issue were right on target. The resolutions he proposed also made a lot of sense. He is awesome.” The Sina Weibo post was preceded by a couple of others in which he suggested that China ... team. Chinese internet icon Lee Kai-fu, a former Google China executive, also joined in on the speculation. In a Monday morning post titled “Suggestions to Luo Yuan on running weibo,” Lee ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    The answers to why there was no 'Chinese Spring' can all be found online

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 10:30am by John Kennedy

    ... of being a lapdog to the Party, one which bites whomever and as hard as commanded, can now be applied not just to Sina Weibo but to all public media in China. Nonetheless, one still can't deny ...

  4. News - China

    Chinese netizens bemoan, mock rare Weibo outage

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 06:52pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Weibo, the wildly popular Chinese social media service that boasts more than 300 million users, was struck by a rare outage for up to an hour on Monday morning. Starting at around noon, ... for most users soon after 1pm. In Hong Kong, the outage seemed to have started earlier, with users reporting very slow or no connections beginning at 9 or 10am. Sina, the owner of Weibo and one ...

  5. Lifestyle - Cityseen

    Brad Pitt deletes first Weibo post

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Hollywood star Brad Pitt cold feet. After attracting a lot of buzz with his debut on Sina Weibo on Monday, he quickly deleted his first post. The star of Inglorious Basterds followed ... blogosphere or was coming to China. It's odd that Pitt chose Chinese Sina Weibo over Twitter. But there's little doubt it was him because the service requires celebrities to verify ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - China - SCANDAL

    TV anchor 'outs' central government official after questionable 'romance' ends

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... anchor on the China Travel & Economic Channel made the affair public on Sina Weibo on Friday, posting intimate pictures of herself and Fan Yue, a deputy director of the policy and legal affairs office under the State Archives Administration. Most of the posts were taken down on Saturday. Ji, using her weibo account, said Fan had splashed out more than 10 million yuan on her ...

  8. Sina may block posting of 'rumours'

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com Sina, the operator of China's massively popular microblogging service, Weibo, may introduce a 'credibility system' in which users who post rumours would be 'penalised' and their influence 'removed'. No details were given. Authorities have pressured Weibo's operators recently to curb online rumours, ...

  9. Business - China Business - EQUITIES

    Investors demand probe into tycoon's blogs

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Soho China chairman criticised for weibo posts which pushed up companies' share prices Investors demand probe into tycoon's blogs Property tycoon and star blogger Pan Shiyi is under fire from investors, who complain he has been posting price-sensitive information about other companies on his weibo account and are calling on the authorities ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

    In character

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Sian Powell

    ... Sian Powell and Jie Chen look at the weibo effect In character The mainland's internet universe is a closed book to nearly all Westerners- few know even the most rudimentary basics of spoken Putonghua, let alone have a grasp of the written language. Yet an explosion of interest in mainland microblogging sites, known as weibos (" weibo " loosely translates ...




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