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  1. News - China

    Public call on Chinese officials to declare assets goes viral on Weibo

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 10:33am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A microblog post calling government officials to either declare their assets or retire from their positions has gone viral overnight on Wednesday. "If officials think their personal assets are private, their o ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Weibo is key to combating mainland corruption

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Pan Shiyi, chairman and co-founder of the property company Soho China, is one of the mainland's liveliest businessmen and an obsessive weibo user. Yesterday he regaled ... where there was collusion between the winning bidder and the tenderer of the land. He complained on weibo and this was reported by the press. Two days later, a man from Hong Kong phoned him ...

  3. News - China

    China ex-vice governor in Anhui province in corruption probe

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 01:13pm by AFP

    ... taken to Internet forums such as Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like service, in recent years to expose wrongdoing and to vent their anger over corruption. The campaign by authorities to rein ...

  4. News - China

    Millionaire businessman-blogger running for his life missing

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 03:24pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li A Shanxi millionaire who become a hit on the Sina Weibo blogging service with his story of being robbed of his successful business by local authorities has gone missing, according to a report in a Beijing newspaper. “I used to be an enterpreneur worth hundreds of millions yuan, but now I am a homeless man running for my life,” read one of 60-year-old Wei Xianfa’s Weibo posts. ...

  5. News - China

    Gansu investigates Lanzhou mayor over luxury watches

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 02:14pm by Amy Li

    ... above his pay grade as a civil servant. According to blogger Zhou Lubao, who first wrote about Yuan’s watches on China’s micro-blogging service Weibo, provincial officials were already ... of the corruption allegations against them first emerged on weibo. Many netizens have commented that weibo has proven to be much more powerful and effective than the party’s Central Commission ...

  6. News - China

    Shenzhen man arrested after posting online complaint about corruption

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 02:05pm by SCMP staff

    ... arrests drew thousands comments on Sina Weibo, China’s twitter-like service. “Who said our police are slow?” one Weibo user said in an ironic manner. “This is an outright retaliation,” said another Weibo user, Youyi.   ...

  7. News - China

    Outrage in China over luxury spending claims

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 05:49pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... a 50,000 yuan (US$7,900) Rado watch and a 15,000 yuan Hermes belt. The newspaper is based in the southwestern city of Kunming in Yunnan province. Users of Weibo, the microblogging service ... official Weibo accounts, called on Li to explain a photograph apparently showing him wearing the Rado watch. Communist Party and government officials are routinely accused of leading corrupt ...

  8. News - China

    Large luxury bed in official's office makes waves online

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... media networks on the mainland, with many internet users asking why such a big bed would be placed in a government office. A Sina Weibo microblogger helped concoct an excuse for He. "Many ...

  9. News - China

    Shandong city builds massive ‘Pentagon-size’ headquarters for 4b yuan

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:56pm by Amy Li

    ... “Pentagon” budget. “How many homeless people could have been fed with that money?” said one commenter on China’s micro-blogging service Sina Weibo. “How did the budget get approved in the first place?” said another user. Some other netizens claimed the report was an exaggeration. “The building only cost 1.3 billion [yuan], not 4 billion,” said a weibo user from Shandong. The building ...

  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Guangdong's 'grandpa of property' sacked after 192 houses revealed

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 01:24pm by AFP

    ... grandmaster of properties is finally unveiled in Lufeng. Zhao Haibin... is unprecedented but he definitely will not be unbeatable in the future,” said a post on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo ...




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