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, which is the biggest Chinese language infotainment web portal, according to Wikipedia. 

Accounting showdown

The US regulator wants the audit papers of Chinese companies listed on US stock exchanges or it will delist them. Photo: Reuters

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

Sina's headquarters in Beijing. Weibo will add more money-making features. Photo: Bloomberg

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

Web in a flurry as Chen steps out

Despite a blitz by censors to limit online discussion about blind activist Chen Guangcheng - who left the safety of the US embassy yesterday afternoon and plans to stay on the mainland - internet users who have followed his dramatic escape from police custody have commented however possible.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

'Even Hollywood movies cannot compare to this'

Despite the best efforts of censors, the downfall of Bo Xilai and his wife, Gu Kailai, reverberated across the internet yesterday, with stunned bloggers comparing the couple's demise to high drama.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ruffling feathers

The countdown online was ominous. 'Ten days until real-name registration,' read a post from a Sina Weibo user nicknamed 'Linzongwei Piyan', which translates into an expletive. Microbloggers had for months been uneasy about the central gov-ernment's plan, announced in December, to have millions of users register their names and mobile numbers on March 16.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Microblog users on net after deadline

Microblog users who had not submitted real names could still put up posts on Beijing-based services yesterday, the deadline set last month banning users who fail to register real names and identity card numbers.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Internet buzzes on fate of Wang Lijun

A search for the name Wang Lijun on Sina's wildly popular microblog service returned more than 540,000 hits yesterday, as mainland internet users were allowed to openly discuss scandalous rumours about the former Chongqing police chief.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am