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  1. News - Comment

    New regulations in China ban journalists from quoting foreign media

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 05:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... "intuitively suppress the infiltration and spread of harmful information." The statement comes on the day millions of people discussed the Boston Marathon bomb blasts on Sina Weibo. Photos ...

  2. News - China

    Guangdong University sets up student group to monitor internet discussion

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 04:08pm by Peony Lui

    ... time. They work 1.5 hours a day and get a salary of 7.5-8 yuan per hour. Every day, the “army” monitors student postings on Weibo, QQ, Baidu and other online forums, tracking popular discussion topics, replying to student complaints and “correcting errors in public opinion”. According to the report, 116 university related Weibo groups and some students’ personal accounts were being ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Former Google China boss complains of censorship on Twitter

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 05:36pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... posting original tweets on Twitter, complaining against censorship in China. Lee, who runs his own venture capital firm in Beijing, said that in the past six months, 78 of his posts on Sina Weibo, a Chinese Twitter-like social media site, had been deleted. “Judge for yourself, do you think these 78 posts really needed to be axed?” Lee asked, pasting a link to his personal page on Sina Weibo ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Former Taiwan premier's Chinese weibo account deleted (updated)

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:35pm by Ivan Zhai

    ... club on the Chinese mainland. He follows in the footsteps of China’s new party secretary Xi Jinping and incoming premier Li Keqiang, who have their own weibo fan clubs. On Wednesday night, mainland netizens set up a fan club on Sina Weibo for Hsieh, showing sympathy and support for the former DPP chairman. The account, Chang-Ting Fan Club, on the Chinese Twitter-style site uploaded ...

  5. News - China

    China top censor’s new leadership role raises fears

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 09:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... the efforts of the ruling party’s highly secretive Propaganda Department. In China, Twitter itself is blocked but “weibos”, or microblogging sites, function in a similar way, and authorities tightened their suppression efforts for the ruling party’s pivotal congress in Beijing this week. During the meeting, searches for “party congress” on Sina Weibo, China’s most popular microblog, returned a blunt ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Police intimidate another press freedom-supporting celebrity and WeChat gets caught censoring

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 08:33am by John Kennedy

    ... 'tea' harassment by authorities after she expressed support for Southern Weekly on her Sina Weibo microblog, and netizens began noticing Thursday that popular mobile messaging service WeChat  is ... via microblog accounts, despite frenetic online censorship and fiery propaganda edicts. Tech in Asia--  Rumor: Weibo Celebrities Like Kaifu Lee Questioned by Chinese Police   If Chinese state ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Communist Party is giving more power to members working in Beijing internet companies

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 11:19am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Thursday afternoon, Sina Weibo users began to buzz around a new face on the platform- a 'verified' microblog account claiming to represent all Party members at Sina Corp. In its first- and, for the moment, only- post, the 'Sina.com Party Committee' account encourages Party members at the company to send feedback its way, describing ...

  8. Business - Companies - CENSORSHIP

    Critique lands Kai-Fu Lee in trouble

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 09:35am by Doug Young

    ... Doug Young Blockage of Kai-Fu Lee 's Weibo account after his criticism of the People's Daily's search engine highlights the risk of making controversial remarks on sensitive ... was blocked for three days from posting to his microblogging account on Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) Weibo, often called the Twitter of China, after criticising the People's Daily 's struggling Jike ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Southern Weekly's moment of reckoning

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 08:56am by John Kennedy

    ... freedom, and human rights, says Weibo's @ xiaohanrizhi twitter.com/wenyunchao/sta… — John Kennedy (@28wordslater) January 7, 2013 This Guangzhou street is lined with press freedom advocates, ... — John Kennedy (@28wordslater) January 7, 2013 12:15PM A bunch of police cars just pulled up, writes Weibo user xiaohanrizhi, and this woman is getting her ID checked. twitter.com/28wordslater/s… ...

  10. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Human rights lawyer banned from mainland microblogging sites

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... a country, ruined the people" Pu said he opened two other microblogging accounts on Sina Weibo, the mainland's most popular microblogging site, on February 9 but both were deleted four days later. He tried again, opening another Sina Weibo account on February 14, but it lasted just four hours before being deleted by internet censors. Pu's name is still searchable ...




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