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Chinese Netizens Speak Out For Arrested Rights Lawyer

China Digital Times | Posted 05.09.2014 | World

User Generated, Censor-Chosen Keywords on China’s Weibo “Sensitive words” are those terms which are liable to be blocked on the Chinese Inter...

Why A Popular Brand Name For Instant Noodles Is Censored On China's Weibo

China Digital Times | Posted 05.09.2014 | World

One of the stranger nicknames Chinese Internet users have given to Zhou is “Master Kang” (Kang Shifu 康师傅). Kang Shifu is a ubiquitous brand ...

Bush Brother's Communist Photo Makes Waves In China

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Neil Bush, younger brother of former President George W. Bush, raised some eyebrows on Monday after posting a picture showing him decked out in gear t...

Why Was The Word 'Salt' Banned In China?

Posted 03.15.2012 | Books

Chinese social media users weren't able to share many recipes for soup or french fries last year, as the term "iodized salt" was banned in an attempt ...

Deadline For Real Names Looms Over Chinese Twitter

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2012 | Technology

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Sina Corp estimates 60 percent of the users of its popular microblogging Weibo platform would have registered their real ...

'Tweeting' Exploded In China Last Year

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2012 | Technology

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Use of microblogging in China quadrupled in 2011 compared with the previous year, with nearly half of all Chinese Internet users ...

China Increases Control Over Microblogs

AP | By ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 12.16.2011 | Technology

BEIJING -- Beijing authorities on Friday ordered Internet microblogs to require users to register with their real names, a tightening of rules aimed a...

‘Twitter Of China’ Attracts Bill Gates, Maria Sharipova, Tom Cruise

Posted 11.16.2011 | Technology

By Melanie Lee SHANGHAI (Reuters) - What do the International Monetary Fund, Louis Vuitton and Unilever have in common? They are the among a clu...