Weibo, which means micro blog in Chinese, is a Chinese Twitter-like online networking tool. Hundreds of millions of netizens across China use Weibo as a platform to exchange information and voice opinions on social issues in a nation under strict news censorship.
Open and candid exchanges about the national economy have helped authorities pinpoint problems and find quick solutions, but the silencing of prominent financial writer Wu Xiaobo could put a dent in those lively debates.
Hong Kong leader was feted when he first joined Weibo but soon got a taste of the power of the mainland China microblogging site when complaints flooded in about the stench from a landfill near the border with Shenzhen.
The new policy by major online platforms Weibo, WeChat, Douyin, Kuaishou and Bilibili underscores their commitment to support Beijing’s crackdown on anonymous Chinese social media accounts.
Luxshare serves as the assembler of Apple’s new Vision Pro mixed-reality headset, which is expected to be launched early next year.
The accounts of the influencers, each with more than 8 million followers, breached regulations that restrict speculation, trading and promotion of virtual assets, Weibo says.
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Prominent economic and financial writer Wu Xiaobo and two other users are suspended by Chinese social media platform Weibo for ‘disseminating negative and harmful information’ and having ‘hyped up the unemployment rate’.
Chinese bloggers are shocked at what they call ’white people food’: raw vegetables, fruit, boiled eggs, ham, cheese and crackers – an absolute misery to most of them.
The US$3,499 Vision Pro is unlikely to be a key driving force in China’s AR and VR device market, but it can boost innovation in the sector, analysts say.
Mainland social media has been shocked by the actions of restaurant boss who knelt down in front of a customer and begged for forgiveness because the queue to get into his premises was too long.
Traveller in Tibet who found an unbearable smell in his room is told by police it was from a body under the bed he slept on. Since his story, and a suspect’s arrest, went viral, the hotel hasn’t reached out, he complains.
Apple’s retail expansion in India reflects its growing confidence in the country as a major sales market and alternative manufacturing hub to China.
In his latest whistle-stop tour across China, Apple chief executive Tim Cook pledged to bring more new products and business in the country.
Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo smartphone users will be able to transfer data between the three companies’ devices without a third-party app under a new alliance.
Trump said on social media that he expected to be taken into custody on Tuesday as a New York grand jury investigates hush money payments to women who alleged sexual encounters with the former US president.
India expects mobile phones to become one of the country’s top 10 products for export by next year, up from zero in 2014.
Job cuts at Pakistan-based e-commerce firm Daraz follow a workforce reduction of more than 15,000 at parent Alibaba in the first nine months of 2022.
Warning underscores differences that continue to hamper Sino-US ties despite greater bilateral efforts at comity since Xi-Biden summit.
Operations of popular Blizzard games on the mainland, including World of Warcraft and Overwatch, will be suspended from January 23.
Weibo CEO Wang Gaofei says Sony has been punished because of a post in October accused of insulting a Chinese martyr who died in the Korean war.
Countries such as the US, Japan and Italy are testing new arrivals, while other countries are actively courting Chinese tourists.
Billionaire’s fresh Weibo post resulted in hundreds of posts by disgruntled Chinese netizens questioning his decision to buy Twitter in the first place.
The suspension of journalist accounts over mentions of the private jet-tracking account @ElonJet is inviting unflattering comparisons to Chinese social media.
Video streaming platform Bilibili and Twitter-like microblogging service Weibo have cut hundreds of people from their workforce, according to sources.
The latest delivery schedule stretches out to January 3, as Apple supplier Foxconn scrambles to resume full production capacity at the world’s largest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, capital of central Henan province.
The semi-finals defeat of China’s JDG team at the 2022 League of Legends World Championship has renewed discussion about the impact of video gaming restrictions on the country’s esports industry.
Workers complain about unpunctual food deliveries and lack of medical care as Foxconn’s Zhengzhou campus grapples with a Covid-19 outbreak.
Apple’s largest supplier said production remains ‘relatively stable’ after a ‘small number of employees’ were affected by Covid.