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

Sina Corp's Party committee's microblog account on Sina's own Weibo microblog platform.

The Communist Party (mainly through Baidu) is represented by 2,680 Party members in Beijing's many internet companies, and late last year it decided it wants to have control over a lot more - starting soon with major players Sohu and NetEase.

Friday, 11 January, 2013, 12:16pm

Digest: Game of emotion stimulation for newsrooms, from offline to online

A view of Victoria Harbour, August 25, courtesy of SCMP reader David Akast

"Emotional" was one of two key words that occurred to me during last week's "Social Media Matters" conference in Hong Kong. In one afternoon panel, a group of Asian artists shared their experiences of being social and engaging with online fans. One thing they all pointed out and agreed with is that, from a certain perspective, social media is a game of playing with emotions.

10 Sep 2012 - 2:57pm 1 comment

NetEase to boost R&D after surge in profits

Lifted by strong earnings last year, will boost research and development spending this year to update the slate of online games it has created for subscribers on the mainland.

'We will strive to be the leader in self-developed games in China,' chief executive William Ding Lei said yesterday in a conference call with analysts.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Tycoons move into farms to diversify

When Ding Lei, the chief executive of NetEase, a leading mainland internet company, announced his plans to raise pigs as part of a new business venture two years ago, it aroused great public interest and became one of the hottest topics online.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Out of control

If you could go back in time by say, 50 days, to just before the anniversaries of the Tiananmen Square crackdown and the founding of the Communist Party and looked at mainland microblog messages, you would find a totally different world to the one today.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

In-house titles help lift profits 63pc at NetEase, the mainland's second-largest operator of online games, plans a more aggressive launch this year of titles developed in-house after these offerings helped boost earnings in the first quarter.

20 May 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing points way for children of the rich

It was a course for the true economic elite. Hundreds of children from the mainland's wealthiest families gathered to hear words of wisdom from the people who advise the country's top leaders.

The topics ranged from ancient emperors' secrets about managing the succession of power to the strategies used by the People's Liberation Army to keep its soldiers loyal.

27 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Acronyms latest victim of media controls

The NBA and GDP have become the latest subjects of mainland media controls, with authorities now banning broadcasters from using the English acronyms and requiring them to use the full Chinese phrase.

China Central Television and other local channels received an order not to use English acronyms last week, the Today Morning Express reported yesterday.

7 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

A world of trouble

The War of Internet Addiction is full of references to problems facing online gamers on the mainland. According to mainland laws, United States game developer Blizzard needs a local partner to run World of Warcraft in China.

Its original partner was The9. But in May last year the contract expired and Blizzard gave it to NetEase.

4 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

NetEase income jumps 21.7pc on sales rise and tax incentive, the second-largest online game operator on the mainland, said quarterly profit rose 21.7 per cent on higher sales and a one-time US$9.9 million tax incentive and benefit.

22 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Kingsoft chief's exit to further hit developer team

Online games maker Kingsoft Corp's development team, which has lost several members to rivals, might become even more fragile after its chief executive resigned over differences with the chairman, sources said.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Earnings flat as NetEase games lose appeal

NetEase, the mainland's largest online game operator, reported flat second-quarter earnings growth as the popularity of its games faded amid the rise of free-to-play rivals.

Profit including a US$3.2 million tax refund shrank to US$41.1 million, compared with US$41.3 million a year earlier. Sales fell to US$73.3 million from US$75.6 million.

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Perfect World targets US$117m from Nasdaq ADS offering

Perfect World, a Beijing-based developer of 3D online computer games, expects to raise US$117 million from an initial public offering of American depositary shares, according to a regulatory filing.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Kingsoft seeks to raise US$100m in initial offering

Mainland software and online game developer Kingsoft Corp planned to raise US$100 million from a listing in Hong Kong in the third quarter, market sources said.

Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank are underwriters of the deal, according to the sources. Kingsoft officials declined to comment.

25 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Zheng Tu Network targets US$300m in Nasdaq stock offering

Shanghai online game company Zheng Tu Network Technology plans to raise up to US$300 million from a Nasdaq listing as soon as the end of this year, cashing in on one of the fastest-growing markets in the world for internet games, sources said.

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am