Internet Users

Seven detained in assault of students

Local police have detained at least seven suspects in the attack of more than 10 middle-school students in Shantou, Guangdong province, on Sunday.

Wednesday, 13 June, 2012, 12:00am

'Beautiful teacher' becomes new hero

Mainlanders lamenting the lack of Good Samaritans have found a champion in Zhang Lili.

The middle school teacher, 29, has received national praise and inspired widespread soul-searching in the three weeks since she lost her legs pushing two children from the path of a bus in Jiamusi, Heilongjiang province.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Law revisions give more protection over parodies

Creators of parodies will not be sued for copyright infringement unless their works have undermined the earnings of the original authors, according to proposed revisions to an intellectual property rights bill.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hospital staff callfor respect and safety

Shocked mainland doctors have launched an online campaign for respect and a safe working environment after many internet users appeared to cheer the fatal stabbing of a young doctor by a patient at a hospital in Harbin on Friday.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Internet abuzz with 'anti-locust' front-page ad drive

An anti-mainland China advertisement is seen on a copy of the Apply Daily newspaper in Hong Kong on February 1, 2012. Photo: AFP

A group of internet users are set to stoke tensions between Hongkongers and mainlanders by raising money for a front-page advert in a local newspaper to criticise visitors from across the border.

Members of the Hong Kong Golden Forum raised HK$40,000 in five days to fund the advertisement in Apple Daily. The biggest individual contributor gave HK$6,000.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Tempers flare over snacking tourist on MTR

A video clip of a quarrel between Hong Kong and mainland passengers on a Hong Kong MTR train has sparked widespread online debate on the mainland.

The video, uploaded by a Hong Kong internet user on YouTube, records a war of words between two groups after some angry Hongkongers tried to stop a mainland girl eating a snack on the train on Sunday.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

D&G store the target of fresh protests over photo ban

Outraged internet users targeted Dolce & Gabbana's flagship Tsim Sha Tsui store again last night, and are planning another protest tomorrow unless the Italian fashion giant apologises for banning Hongkongers from taking photographs there.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Party chief rant lights debate

A rant about the cost of maintaining social stability, the problems of small-town leadership and relations between the media and government by the party chief of Shanwei, the east Guangdong city that oversees Lufeng and its restive village of Wukan, has sparked heated online discussion.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Parodies won't be exempted in law change

Despite an outcry from internet users, the government does not plan to exempt parodies from legal liability when it amends the copyright law.

It says demands for exemption took it by surprise and there is not enough time to change the planned legal amendment.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Bloggers complain As posts scrapped

A third of online discussion forum users in Hong Kong say they have had posts deleted, with almost two-thirds saying the actions were self-censorship by forum administrators for political or other reasons.

This was disclosed in a survey that has prompted a popular forum to create a channel for users' representatives to meet the site managers.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

'Sick note' mystery over late show by Wen

Internet users aren't buying Premier Wen Jiabao's explanation of his unusually late visit to the scene of the Wenzhou train crash.

In previous disasters, from snowstorms that brought the south to a standstill in 2007-2008 to the Sichuan earthquake the following summer, Wen was the first senior official on the scene.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Villagers fear police murdered petitioner

More details emerged yesterday of the suspicious death of a village chief who fought against illegal land requisitions, with villagers saying more than 1,000 police were deployed to retrieve his body after an angry stand-off with residents.

29 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Hunting the seeds that will blossom into lucrative cyberspace celebrity

As a veteran reporter, one thing Liang Lu never had was celebrity. Now that he's left journalism, he's not only pursuing celebrity for himself, but also a new dream to hype up grass-roots people into becoming overnight sensations through the internet and parlay their instant fame into money.

17 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Beijing denies public hearings just for show

As internet chat rooms buzz with accusations that government agencies are fixing the outcomes of public hearings, the mainland's top economic planning body published an article yesterday repudiating the suggestion.

9 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Police say instigators behind Guangxi riot

Villagers who clashed with police last week in Shitang town, Guangxi, were manipulated by a few instigators to attack police and government officials, local police claimed on Tuesday.

11 Dec 2009 - 12:00am