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“Guangdong Wukan” and “Xue Jinbo,” Welcome to the Blocked List

December 14, 2011


“According to relevant laws and regulations, the search result of ‘Guangdong Wukan’ (广东乌坎) is not shown.” This is what you get if you type in “Guangdong Wukan” in Weibo’s search engine. The same alert will pop up if you type in “Xue Jinbo” (薛锦波). In Chinese traditional medicine, a doctor can diagnose diseases by pressing the […]

5.20, “Wo Ai Ni”: Netizens “Getting Married” Online on Web Valentine’s Day

May 20, 2011


In Chinese, the pronunciation of “520” sounds like “wo ai ni” or “I love you.” That’s why netizens in China chose May 20th as the unofficial Web Valentine’s Day. This morning, on Sina Microblog, or Sina Weibo, more than a million netizens are getting married on Sina Weibo‘s marriage registration page. The page banner reads: […]

Father Figure?

May 17, 2011


I remember hearing a senior correspondent with Phoenix Television describe the moment she saw and talked to President Hu at the site of Wenchuan earthquake that she felt like seeing a “father,” assured and overwhelmed by strong feelings. I’ve never talked to a president of any sort, and don’t know how that might feel, but it’s […]

Tom Cruise on Sina Microblog

May 13, 2011


Yes, I couldn’t believe it, but it’s true. Tom Cruise has a channel on Sina Microblog. He has 1395658 fans and is following 505 Sina microbloggers. I hope he’s smart enough not to say anything funny about his Scientology stuff there…               More Share and Comments