Sina Weibo - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Sina Weibo


Muzzled China feminist group to sue over online censorship

Mar 24, 2018 - 9:34 PM

Feminist Voices has 'already begun legal procedures and is preparing to sue Weibo and WeChat,' says the group's founder

Photo from Shutterstock

China tightens screws on social media

Jan 28, 2018 - 9:31 PM

Authorities take aim not just on explicit depictions of sex and violence, but anything they consider low brow from crude cartoons and dirty jokes to celebrity gossip

CONTROL. China tightly controls web content as restrictions on free speech have increased since President Xi Jinping assumed power in 2012. Photo by Rappler

Prince William's wildlife speech draws online applause in China

Mar 05, 2015 - 3:22 PM

Britain s Prince William wins praise from Chinese Internet users after he visited an elephant reserve in the country and condemned illegal wildlife trafficking as a vicious form of criminality

China factory explosion kills 68

Aug 02, 2014 - 6:32 PM

Preliminary investigations show that the blast was caused by dust produced as workers polished metal meeting with high temperatures or an open flame

Weibo IPO below expectations, raises $286M

Apr 17, 2014 - 3:52 PM

Proceeds of the Beijing based firm s share sale were below target reflecting investors cautious mood

31 dead, 9 missing in China truck blast

Mar 13, 2014 - 6:07 PM

31 people died after two trucks collided causing an explosion in a tunnel in China s Shanxi province on March 1 authorities noted on Thursday March 13

Two million monitoring Internet in China - state media

Oct 05, 2013 - 7:41 PM

The web police are employed by the government s propaganda arm as well as by commercial sites the Beijing News says

SURVEILLANCE. The govenment's propaganda arm employs "web police" to prevent social unrest and limit criticism

China takes the show online for Bo trial

Aug 24, 2013 - 10:17 AM

The court s verified weibo account was set up less than a week ago but has already accumulated more than 400 000 followers as people across China flocked online for updates

FACING THE COURT. This picture taken on August 22, 2013 and released by the Jinan Intermediate People's Court's Weibo account shows former Chinese political star Bo Xilai (C) standing on trial in the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, east China's Shandong province. AFP / Jinan Intermediate People's Court

Apple to probe Chinese claim of iPhone death

Jul 15, 2013 - 8:28 PM

Apple said it would investigate claims of the iPhone electrocuting a Chinese woman who made a call while charging the phone

INVESTIGATION. A Chinese man walks past an advertisement for an IPhone outside an Apple reseller in Beijing on March 18, 2013. Apple will investigate claims that an iPhone electrocuted a woman making a call while charging the phone. AFP/ Mark Ralston

Sina Weibo rings in New Year with 731-K posts in first minute

Feb 11, 2013 - 3:53 PM

Sina Weibo gets over 731 000 posts in the first minute of the Lunar New Year

WEIBO NEW YEAR. Sina Weibo hits over 731,000 posts in the first minute of the Lunar New Year.

Chinese scholar sues Sina for closing Weibo account

Jan 24, 2013 - 10:27 PM

A Chinese scholar sues the company behind Sina Weibo for closing his account with notification and keeping his money

SINA WEIBO TROUBLE. A Chinese scholar has sued Sina Corp. for closing his microblog without notice and collecting payment from him after closure.

Brad Pitt joins Weibo, announces China visit

Jan 07, 2013 - 11:52 PM

Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt made in China with his first post on the Chinese version of Twitter a cryptic message saying It s the truth Yup I m coming

Beijing to 'strike' at critics after flood disaster

Jul 26, 2012 - 1:50 PM

Authorities in Beijing said they would begin to strike out at online critics of the government response to recent record flooding