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Sina.Com

Sina Corp is an online Chinese media group operating Sina Weibo, a Chinese-language microblog loosely modelled on Twitter. Sina Weibo has more than half of the China market. Sina Corp also owns Sina.com, which is the biggest Chinese language infotainment web portal, according to Wikipedia. 

Accounting showdown

Without much public fanfare or even awareness except in the gloomy world of bean-counting accountants, China and the United States have embarked on yet another business collision course.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012, 4:04am

Surprise Sina profit comes with warning

Internet major Sina, which posted a surprise quarterly net profit, has warned that second-half earnings will not be "significant" and it will offer more services on its microblogging platform Weibo to boost revenue.

17 Aug 2012 - 11:46am

U.S. consulate's Weibo account is suspended

An official microblog of the US consulate in Shanghai that was a favourite among mainland internet users for its chatty tone was abruptly taken offline yesterday in the midst of ongoing Sino-US tensions. .

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Censors can't hide deleted Weibo posts

A software program that can recover deleted posts from the mainland microblogging site Sina Weibo has been developed at the University of Hong Kong.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Microblog shut down over HK photo

A mainland microblogger with more than four million followers had his microblog taken down by censors early yesterday morning after he posted a photo that some internet users linked to the candle-light vigil in Hong Kong on Monday night to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing acts on bloggers

BEIJING - Social media has been in the spotlight, with Sina Weibo's new rules for mainland bloggers coming into effect on Monday. Users can have their accounts closed if they continually post politically sensitive content. Meanwhile, mainlanders spotted Facebook guru Mark Zuckerberg making a brief appearance on a Chinese TV documentary about policing.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Sina plans to keep investing in microblog

Sina, the mainland's largest internet portal, is prepared for continuing losses as it invests heavily in its Twitter-like microblogging platform, despite Beijing's tight grip on internet content.

Sina Weibo is the top social-networking platform on the mainland, where Twitter is banned.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Clampdown on web rumours won't work without trust

The freewheeling, libertarian reputation of social media has been posing an increasing challenge to the official script put out by the mainland authorities and their propaganda organs in recent years.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Net police in fresh assault on blogs

The mainland's internet police have struck again, closing down or suspending several popular microblogs in the past week as they step up a crackdown on online discussion of politically sensitive issues.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Net users voice concerns for activist's future, safety

Mainland internet users voiced concerns yesterday about the safety of blind activist Chen Guangcheng - who left the US embassy on Wednesday and has changed his mind about wanting to stay in China - as most mainland newspapers ran little about the incident other than Xinhua's official line blaming the US and demanding an apology.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

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