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Chinese mourn young firemen who fell from highrise

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 01:03

Two young Chinese firefighters who fell to their deaths during a blaze in a highrise building are being hailed as heroes of their generation on social media.

Apple removes censorship bypass app on Chinese orders: Developers

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 23:43

The FreeWeibo app is intended to allow users to read sensitive postings on Sina Weibo, a Chinese equivalent of Twitter, that have been censored and deleted, one of its designers said.

China tightens curbs on microblogs

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 23:17

Unveiling tough measures to stop the spread of online rumours, China issued new rules that could see Internet users jailed for up to three years for re-tweeting posts containing defamatory content.

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.

China has 274 mn microbloggers

Last Updated: Monday, October 01, 2012, 19:32

China has a staggering 274 million microbloggers, said a report on the country`s new media development.

China cheers for first Tibetan Olympic medallist

Last Updated: Monday, August 13, 2012, 19:21

Choeyang Kyi grew up herding yaks on a plateau meadow, just like many other women from rural Tibet. Singing and praying accounted for much of her spare time. And it was not until 2008 that she got the chance to watch the Olympic Games.

Chinese micro-blog launches paid membership

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 16:03

Sina Weibo, one of the most popular micro-blogging websites in China, has launched paid membership services.