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China exceeds 1.3 bn microblog accounts

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 14:14

The number of Chinese microblog accounts exceeded 1.3 billion in November, making this a major channel for disseminating information, according to the State Internet Information Office.

China tightens grip on discourse, ideology

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 22:47

Chinese authorities have shut down or frozen the microblog accounts of several prominent liberal intellectuals.

China`s `Xi Dada` relies more on microblog for publicity

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 18:15

Incoming president Xi Jinping is changing all that relying more on the popular microblog to strike rapport with people.

Chinese government gazette opens microblog account

Last Updated: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 13:23

The gazette of the State Council, China`s cabinet, opened its account on China`s Twitter-like service Sina Weibo.

Microblog use hampers work in China: Study

Last Updated: Monday, June 18, 2012, 17:51

More than 50 percent of 500 office workers in Chinese business hub Shanghai have said their productivity goes down after using microblogs like Weibo during office hours, a survey has found.

China`s microblog media falls silent

Last Updated: Sunday, April 01, 2012, 20:02

Two major Chinese microblogging sites weibo.com & t.qq.com, known as Chinese Twitters have suspended comment functions.

Zuckerberg`s China trip sparks Facebook frenzy

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 22:37

The sight of a vacationing Mark Zuckerberg in Shanghai has sparked a frenzy of online speculation over the possibility Facebook might return to China, even though the site remains firmly blocked.

China clamps down on microblog media

Last Updated: Friday, December 16, 2011, 16:42

China today implemented new rules requiring users of Twitter-like microblogging services to provide their true identities while registering accounts.

China mulls microblog limits before party meeting

Last Updated: Friday, October 14, 2011, 15:18

China`s Communist Party is preparing for its biggest policy meeting of the year.

China`s `microblog queen` has 5 mn fans

Last Updated: Saturday, January 29, 2011, 10:17

Chinese television star Yao Chen has been named the `Microblog Queen`.