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The Chinese government and social media

Sina Weibo claims to have more than 400 million users, and its influence and power are without doubt. Yet the Chinese government and all its myriad bodies and institutions are likewise getting in on the act, not just by means of regulation or censorship but by active participation.

A report was published this month that outlined statistics and new trends in government use of social media in China. The 2012 Sina Government Weibo Report (2012年新浪政务微博报告), released by the People Online Public Monitoring Office (人民网舆情监测室), describes in detail what types of government organizations are using Weibo accounts, ranks the most popular ones, discusses new trends, and forecasts three main trends for 2013. Read more

Peking University president kneels before his mother, four newspapers report

The front page of This Morning 6 o’ Clock today features a picture of Zhou Qifeng (周其凤), the president of Peking University, kneeling down before his mother and hugging her on her 90th birthday.  The headline reads, “Peking University president kneels to thank his mother.” A smaller heading below it says this act of filial piety has sparked controversy. Read more

For 200 yuan, cab driver returns lost cell phone

The front page of today’s Chutian Metropolis Daily features a big red headline: “For how many students will the gates to their dreams open today?” The story announces that the results of the gaokao, China’s highly competitive national university entrance examination, will be announced around noon today. Students will be able to check their results online or collect a results slip from their schools. Read more

Groundhog day in China – Super Girls and the Internet

This morning, a reader drew my attention to an article on Danwei:

Alongside the movement for a “civilized” Internet, the anti-Super Girls campaign seems to be picking up steam as well. China Times published an interview yesterday with Liu Zhongde, one of the most outspoken critics of the Super Girls phenomenon.

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