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Lessons from Stephen Hawking’s 1 Mn Weibo Fans in 5 Hrs

Apr 16, 16 Lessons from Stephen Hawking’s 1 Mn Weibo Fans in 5 Hrs

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Stephen Hawking published his first post on his verified Weibo account on the morning of 12 April 2016 recalling his deep friendship with China and hoping to share more about his life and work. Right after publishing the first post, Mr. Hawking’s fans on Weibo is growing exponentially and exceeded 780 thousand in 3 hours. That...

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Minitrue: Don’t Hype Video of Toddler Battling Chengguan

Apr 16, 16 Minitrue: Don’t Hype Video of Toddler Battling Chengguan

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The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. “Child Grasps Steel Pipe to Resist Chengguan” video, pictures, and news reports must all be removed from main news sections. News that...

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Chinese Netizens Mourn Over Kobe Bryant’s Last Game

Apr 15, 16 Chinese Netizens Mourn Over Kobe Bryant’s Last Game

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Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, was filled with sobbing emojis today as Chinese netizens paid tribute to Kobe Bryant’s last NBA game with mournful tweets and nostalgic messages. Hashtags like “It’s not just a game” (不只是比赛) and “I was alive during the time of Kobe” (我活在科比的时代) have flooded Weibo’s newsfeed, and celebrities,...

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Weibo V.S. Twitter in Q4 2015

Apr 14, 16 Weibo V.S. Twitter in Q4 2015

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Weibo reported net revenues of US$149.0 million in Q4 2015 compared to US$105.2 million for the same period in 2014. Advertising and marketing revenues totaled US$129.5 million in Q4 2015 compared to US$88.0 million in Q4 2014 according to Weibo . Income from operations for the fourth quarter of 2015 was US$25.8 million, compared...

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Investors, Entrepreneurs Rally Around Hong Kong’s FinTech Scene At SuperCharger’s Demo Day

Apr 11, 16 Investors, Entrepreneurs Rally Around Hong Kong’s FinTech Scene At SuperCharger’s Demo Day

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These are interesting times for Hong Kong’s nascent startup scene, as the city grapples with China’s slowing economy and struggles to define itself in an increasingly globalized world. As a small market home to 7 million people, Hong Kong will have to specialize and claim something as its own, in the same way that markets...

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Badiucao (巴丢草): Brother-in-Law

Apr 09, 16 Badiucao (巴丢草): Brother-in-Law

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Badiucao gives a new association for the Chinese word for “brother-in-law” (姐夫 jiěfū), as the term has been bandied about online following revelations from the Panama Papers linking Chinese officials’ family members with offshore shell companies. Brother in-law, by Badiucao for CDT: President Xi Jinping’s brother-in-law Deng...

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