Majority Favor Same Sex Marriage in Sina Poll

A majority of more than 62,000 respondents to a poll support allowing same-sex marriage under China’s Marriage Law, according to Tea Leaf Nation’s David Wertime: The poll allows respondents four choices: “I...

U.S. Ambassador Visited Tibetans in September

America’s ambassador to China has publicly acknowledged a late September visit to China’s western frontier, a region which has seen numerous self-immolations by Tibetans in protest of Chinese rule, according to The...

Fighting the 50 Cent Party's Commercial Counterparts

Political astroturfing by the “50 Cent Party” is a well known phenomenon in China, with legions of commenters paid to push the government line: see, for example, CDT’s translation of likely 50 Cent posts...

TechCrunch TV: Inside Sina’s Weibo Microblog

Following the close of its TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing conference, TechCrunch visits the headquarters of Sina Weibo to ask about Sina’s mascot, its corporate culture, the features distinguishing Sina Weibo from Twitter, and...

Yacht Christening Gone Bad in Gansu

With global super-luxury brands trying to convince China’s nouveau rich to think bigger and splashier, a 17 million RMB domestically-built yacht had a rough maiden voyage in Gansu province this week. More on the...

"Bet You Wish You Had Rule of Law Now"

At The Wall Street Journal, Joseph Sternberg suggests that China’s current struggle to tame its microblogging masses is a problem of its own making, which would never have arisen had authorities followed the law instead of...

Google Struggles To Succeed In China Market

As Google struggles to find a strategy to stay afloat under the thumb of China’s Communist leadership, smaller Internet providers are reaping the financial benefits of the Internet giant’s slipping grasp in...

Toxic Tale Shines at China Environmental Press Awards

The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts reveals the results of the second China Environmental Press Awards: Yang Chuanmin of Southern Metropolitan Daily won the in-depth investigation award for the second year in a row, firmly...

Chinese Oil Interests Attacked In Libya

China rushed to evacuate thousands of workers from Libya on Thursday, after CNPC and other Chinese firms were attacked in the wave of unrest sweeping the country.  Read the article in Financial Times here: Officials say 30,000...

Chinese Reactions to State of the Union Address

Evan Osnos’ Letter from China looks at Chinese reactions to Obama’s State of the Union address: Obama made four explicit references to China—the most of any S.O.T.U. that I can recall—but he also made several other,...

Sina to Buy Focus Media in Big China Internet Deal

Sina Corp., which operates China’s most popular Internet portal, will acquire the country’s largest digital advertiser, Focus Media. From The Wall Street Journal: Under the new deal, Shanghai-based Focus Media...

Images of Mental Illness

Someone has posted a stunning series of pictures on the Sina BBS that appear to come from a Chinese mental asylum. The glare in the images suggest they are photos of photos, and there’s no information as to exactly where...

China Web Space Ignites

According to “Investors were looking at big profits in Chinese Internet stocks Wednesday after Sina (SINA:Nasdaq) reported a blowout third quarter after the bell. The aggressively traded Web portal said first-quarter earnings rose 24% from a year ago to $14.5 million, or 27 cents a share, on a 65% revenue increase to $52.5 million. […]



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