Professor wins suit against flagship blog site – Xinhua

From Xinhua, via China Daily:

A Chinese university professor has successfully sued one of the country’s largest blog website,, after it carried defamatory remarks on a blog written by one of his students.

The Gulou District People’s Court in Nanjing of Jiangsu Province on Wednesday ordered Blogcn to pay 1,000 yuan (US$125) to Chen Tangfa, associate professor of the School of Journalism at . The court also ordered Blogcn to post a formal apology on its website for 10 days.

A year ago last June the university teacher found slanderous and defamatory insults directed at him in a blog diary of a former student that was hosted by the website

Chen immediately called Blogcn’s customer service department and asked them to remove the offending blog diary but his request was refused as staff told him they had no right to delete the blog of a registered user.

After further negotiations failed, Chen initiated his suit against Blogcn last December. The case was heard on June 14. [Full text]



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