Posts Tagged ‘blog’

Chinese Government Issues Strict Social Media Draft Regulations

China’s State Council Information Office today issued updated draft guidelines for further strengthening government oversight of the Internet. In today’s “Measures for the Administration of Internet Information Services”, the SCIO expands the need for company’s to register under a new regime to those websites offering microblogs, forums, and and other social media services. The rules […]


Chinese Internet Company Plans Unfair Competition Lawsuit Against Tencent

Chinese application service provider UC will sue Tencent, the Chinese Internet giant, for alleged unfair competitive practices. Chinese online media report that Yu Yongfu, chief executive officer of UC, said that if UC wins the lawsuit, it will require a face-losing apology directly from Ma Huateng, chairman and CEO of Tencent. At the same time, […]


Apple Employees Accused Of Beating iPad Customers In Beijing

Chinese social media websites are ablaze today with rumors, photos, and innuendo that at least one non-Chinese employee working for Apple was responsible for hitting customers waiting on line to buy the iPad 2 in Beijing. Though the iPad was released in other countries a couple months ago, it only legally became available in China […]


Dangdang.com Will Halt Search Engine Advertising With Baidu.com

Li Guoqing, joint president of the Chinese Internet shopping website Dangdang.com, has announced that the company will stop putting advertisements on search engine Baidu.com from April 2011 due to the recent accusation that Baidu.com is involved in literature and music piracy. Over 50 Chinese writers and publishers claimed around March 15, the World Consumer Rights […]


The End Of Social Networking Sites In China?

A new report issued by a Chinese government-funded research organization states Facebook and Western social networking sites pose spy risks, and these problems should make social media mavens worry about possible clampdowns on social networking sites in China. According to local media, the “Blue Book of New Media” published by the Chinese Academy of Social […]


It’s Official: Google Ends Search Service In Mainland China

Google is now redirecting users from its mainland China website to its Hong Kong website as “a sensible solution to the challenges” the company faces.
In a blog post on the company’s official site, David Drummond, senior vice president for corporate development and chief legal officer, stated: “Figuring out how to make good on our promise […]


Hubei To Promote Real-name System

To set up a long-term effective system for the management of Internet information, China’s Hubei province now plans to promote the real-name system for users wishing to create websites and blogs.
Recently, libel cases and privacy infringement issues have become serious problems on the Chinese Internet, especially in the blog and video sharing sectors. To solve […]


China’s Internet Users Increased To 298 Million In 2008

China Internet Network Information Center has published the latest report on China’s Internet development, which states by the end of 2008, the number of Internet users in China had reached 298 million, a year-on-year increase of 41.9%.


What Are Chinese Netizens Talking About? Naked Pictures, Earthquake, And More…

Chinese Internet portal NetEase.com (NTES) has released its 2008 China Internet Communication Report which summarizes the hot topics being searched and discussed on the Internet and Chinese blogosphere.


NetEase.com Will Close Chinese Internet Chat Rooms On November 1

The Chinese portal NetEase.com (NTES) states that because of a revamping of the company’s services, the Internet firm will suspend the operation of its chat rooms starting November 1, 2008.