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Weibo: China’s internet regulator fines its indigenous Twitter like platform $470,000

Chinese social media platform Weibo has been fined 3 million yuan (approximately $470,000) by China’s internet regulator for repeatedly publishing illegal information. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said Weibo had violated a cybersecurity law on the protection of minors as well as other laws but did not give further details. It also said Beijing’s […]

Entertainment World

Weibo: Chinese social media giant suspends K-pop fan accounts

A group of K-pop fans in China have become the latest victims of a crackdown on celebrity culture. Twenty-two fan accounts have been suspended by Chinese social media site Sina Weibo for what it called “irrational star-chasing behaviour”. They include fans of Korean pop band BTS who crowdfunded on the platform to customise an aeroplane […]


India-China Himalayan Border Clash: China detains blogger for comments on conflict

Chinese authorities arrested a blogger for comments on Chinese soldiers who died in a Himalayan border clash with Indian troops last year. The 38-year-old man identified as Ziming Qiu for “maliciously distorting the truth” about the conflict, authorities said. In two social media posts Qiu said the commander survived the clashes because he was the […]

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Plane makes emergency landing after drunk passenger broke window mid-flight

A plane was forced to make an emergency landing after an intoxicated woman broke a window mid-flight. She was reportedly upset over a failed relationship. The incident occurred last month during a domestic Loong Airlines flight in China. Authorities say that 29-year-old Li lost control of her emotions” on the flight on May 25. Photos […]