social media in China

Chinese netizens bemoan, mock rare Weibo outage

Popular Chinese social media service Sina Weibo was struck by a rare outage on Monday morning. Photo: Reuters

Weibo, the wildly popular Chinese social media service that boasts more than 300 million users, was struck by a rare outage for up to an hour on Monday morning.

Monday, 21 January, 2013, 7:17pm

Tycoon angers netizens by posting sensitive information on Weibo

Pan Shiyi revealed the information of a listed company in one of his December Weibo posts.

China’s commentators need to be more careful about what they say – especially when discussing listed companies.

This is a lesson real estate tycoon Pan Shiyi has learned.

2 Jan 2013 - 2:55pm

Millionaire businessman-blogger running for his life missing

Wei Xianfa's profile picture on Weibo.

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.

29 Dec 2012 - 9:00pm 2 comments

Kai-fu Lee backs Virgin stewardess fired after criticising airline food

A Virgin Atlantic logo is seen at check-in desks at Gatwick airport, in southern England in this December 21, 2007 file photo. Photo: Reuters

Airlines in China have certainly attracted a lot of media attention this week. Days after news broke about a mysterious VIP smoker on a China Eastern Airlines flight, Virgin Atlantic is now in the media spotlight.

22 Dec 2012 - 9:11am