Tag: Weibo

China Bans Popular Self Media Bloggers Loyal to the Party

Beijing closed multiple accounts of a popular Chinese self media comic blogger “SaiLei Three Minutes,” who claimed to interpret current affairs involving politics and history within three minutes. A visit to his Weibo account shows the message, “The user is currently banned for violating relevant laws and regulations.” SaiLei Three Minutes has 2.6 million followers, and has…


China Bans Popular Bloggers Loyal to the Party

Beijing closed multiple accounts of a popular Chinese comic blogger “SaiLei Three Minutes,” who claimed to interpret current affairs involving politics and history within three minutes. A visit to his Weibo account shows the message, “The user is currently banned for violating relevant laws and regulations.” SaiLei Three Minutes has 2.6 million followers, and has published…


China Blocks Social Media Accounts of Prominent Market Strategist Hong Hao

China blocked the Weibo and WeChat accounts of Hong Hao, managing director and chief strategist of Bocom International Holdings, without specifying which Chinese social media regulation was violated. Just recently, Hong Hao warned of the huge amount of capital leaving China and made bearish forecasts about the Chinese stock market. Hong Hao’s WeChat account “Hong…


Shanghai Residents Want CCP Officials to Bring Them Food Amid Draconian Lockdown

China’s continued insistence on implementing a strict “zero-COVID” policy to snuff out the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus is drawing widespread anger. In Shanghai, where residents have been under lockdown for days, some locals are displeased that officials have not given them enough food. Tian Bei (a pseudonym), a resident living in Pudong, a district…


Weibo Becomes 6th Chinese Company Flagged by SEC for Potential Delisting

Nasdaq-listed Weibo became the sixth Chinese company flagged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for possible delisting from the U.S. market. Weibo, the Twitter equivalent in China, Nasdaq.com reported on March 24, will “evaluate all strategic options.” The SEC seems to have accelerated the implementation of a 2020 law banning foreign companies from U.S….


Weibo Becomes China’s Sixth Company Flagged by SEC for Potential Delisting

Nasdaq-listed Weibo became the sixth Chinese company flagged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for possible delisting from the U.S. market. Weibo, the Twitter equivalent in China, Nasdaq.com reported on March 24, will “evaluate all strategic options.” The SEC seems to have accelerated the implementation of a 2020 law banning foreign companies from U.S….


Chinese Social Media Platforms Deletes Thousands of Posts Following Online Abuse of Athletes

As the Games cast an international spotlight on China, the country’s largest social media platform Weibo scrubbed tens of thousands of posts “related to the Beijing Winter Olympic,” in an effort to stem an onslaught of online abuse directed at underperforming Chinese athletes. Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, deleted over 41,000 posts and suspended or…


‘I Couldn’t Hold it Back’: US-born Chinese Figure Skater Breaks Down After Another Fall at Beijing 2022

A tearful American-born Chinese figure skater triggered a fierce backlash on Chinese social media for slipping up during her performance two days in a row at the Beijing Winter Olympics. The 19-year-old burst into tears before she could finish her routine, after falling twice and finishing last during the team event’s women’s singles free skating on…


Chinese Economist Banned From Social Media for His Birth Boosting Suggestions

A renowned Chinese economist has been banned from posting on his Twitter-like Weibo and WeChat accounts since Jan. 12, days after publishing his birth rate boosting suggestions. Ren Zeping, a former member of China’s economic think tank and once chief economist of deeply indebted property giant Evergrande, suggested that the Chinese government print 2 trillion…


Live Q&A: IRS Begins Taxing Profits From Crime; Ghislaine Maxwell Guilty for Child Sex Trafficking

It used to be said that crime doesn’t pay. But now, according to the IRS, not only does crime pay, but that pay is a taxable asset—and they want a cut. The Internal Revenue Service is now saying that criminals need to report income from crime when they file their taxes. The IRS website now…