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After Chinese online celebrity ‘Papi Jiang’ (aka ‘Papi Chan’ papi酱) recently became the target of state censorship, she has now publicly stated that “as a media personality”, she will have to pay more attention to her “words and image.” She promises to adjust her popular videos to meet the guidelines of the state. But most netizens do not agree. It is not up to censors to determine what the right Internet norms are, they say.
This week, Weibo netizens voiced their anger about what they deemed an unfair trial for a Xinjiang imam by the District Court. Although Chinese authorities have no tolerance for what they call ‘wild imams’, online imams are thriving on Weibo.
It has only been two weeks since China’s Ministry of Culture joined Sina Weibo, but it has already become a hot topic. The online presence of the Ministry has sparked controversy.
They are China’s super stars and have the largest online fanbase in the world. What’s on Weibo has compiled a top 10 of people with the most followers on Sina Weibo.
A new trend on Sina Weibo is showing the more artisanal side of Chinese netizens. In an age where everything is digital, ‘Handwritten Weibo’ have become all the rage.
Getting Married Through Weibo? Alipay and Sina Weibo have launched a new service where paying traffic fines, handling immigration issues or scheduling marriage registration no longer requires hourlong queuing at the Public Service Hall.
First Live Broadcast of Court Case on Weibo. Want to attend a Chinese court case? No need to go outside – just go on Weibo. The People’s Court of Haikou, capital of China’s Hainan province, is the first courthouse in China to offer live broadcasts of court trials through social media.
The Chinese government has launched its large-scale online anti-pornography campaign earlier this year, blocking and censoring thousands of Weibo accounts for erotic content – yet the latest leaked erotic naked pictures of Hollywood stars remain uncensored. Is Ai Wei Wei really more ‘sexy’ than Jennifer Lawrence?