Microblog helps abducted children reunite with parents

| February 15th, 2011

According to the Information Office of the State Council, China is a country with 450 million web users; 125 million of them have set up microblogs. Now microblog (China Twitter) seems to be more than just a platform for people to catch up with friends. Its use is being further explored by the Chinese netizens. For example, police department uses the microblog to help improve its image. State media have reported that at least 500 police departments have set up […]Read more…

Jailed for a “tweet” on Twitter

| November 30th, 2010

 

(Century Weekly) Cheng Jianping (程建萍) was detained for 5 days, and followed by a year of manual labor reeducation because of a tweet she posted on Twitter.

Cheng Jianping (Internet name: Wang Yi王译), 46 year old, freelancer, who came from Xinxiang City, Henan Province. Since June of this year, Cheng and her fiancé Hua Chunhui (华春辉) lived in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province.

October 17, 2010, anti-Japanese demonstration broke out in Mianyang City, Sichuan Province. Cheng and her fiancé saw this news on the […]Read more…