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Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter-like internet giant, is going public, but wants to list in New York, not China. Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter-like internet giant, is going public, but wants to list in New York, not China. Flickr/Jon Russell

Weibo’s US listing: tweeting the end of the Hong Kong IPO?

With news that another Chinese tech giant is headed to Wall Street, Hong Kong appears to have again missed out on another lucrative IPO. Valued at a phenomenal US$7-8 billion and boasting more than 600…
China’s new government has to decide if its economic and social agenda can progress without political liberalisation. China’s new government has to decide if its economic and social agenda can progress without political liberalisation. EPA/Fan Siding

The Southern Weekly and censorship in China: a nation fights back

Chinese newspaper the Southern Weekly has gone back to print after a public standoff about censorship, leading to wider scrutiny of the Chinese government’s hold over press freedom. Optimism about more…
Does Western media jump on Chinese “censorship” stories with a little too much zeal? Does Western media jump on Chinese “censorship” stories with a little too much zeal? Thomas Hawk

Chinese internet censorship? Seeking the ‘truth’ on Weibo

Last week, Chinese internet users noticed the two Mandarin characters for “truth” could not be searched on Sina Weibo, the most popular microblogging platform in China. On July 12,Tom Philips, Shanghai…
Within hours of launching, the New York Times Sina Weibo account was suspended. Within hours of launching, the New York Times Sina Weibo account was suspended. cn.nytimes.com

No-no on Weibo: China challenges the New York Times

The New York Times' (NYT) entry into the Chinese media market is off to a seemingly rocky start. Two days ago, the company launched its Chinese website – cn.nytimes.com – and a corresponding Sina Weibo…