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Twitter Does Not Want to be the ‘Sacrifices’ to work in China: CEO

Posted by Author on February 6, 2013


Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that the social-networking giant won’t “make the kind of sacrifices” necessary to be allowed to work in China and Iran.

In an interview with the The Wall Street Journal published today, Costolo addressed the question of whether Twitter would like to be available in China and Iran by replying that the company is not willing to filter out the kind of politically sensitive material that government officials in those two countries would require in order to be allowed to function there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dissident Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Speaks Out Using Twitter

Posted by Author on August 9, 2011


Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and dissident, broke his silence on political topics on Tuesday for the first time since he was released from a prison in China nearly two months ago, describing in Twitter postings the treatment of business colleagues who had been detained with him and expressing support for two other incarcerated dissidents.

Mr. Ai, 54, formerly an outspoken critic of Chinese political and social restrictions, was arrested in April, held for three months by state security officials and later charged with tax evasion arising from his Shanghai art studio business. He was released after Chinese authorities said he had confessed and had been a model prisoner, but he was ordered not to leave Beijing without permission for a year. His tax evasion case is pending. Read the rest of this entry »

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China’s Artist Ai Weiwei back on Twitter after release

Posted by Author on August 8, 2011


BEIJING (AFP)— Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has returned to Twitter following a long silence after his release from detention in June when he was barred from giving media interviews as part of his bail conditions.

Ai tweeted on Saturday for the first time since he was taken into custody at Beijing’s international airport on April 3 while trying to board a flight to Hong Kong.

He posted several tweets on Sunday, including: “Ten dumplings for lunch, regained three kilos.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Blogger Detained for Subversion, his wife warned against using Twitter

Posted by Author on March 11, 2011


Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang have detained prominent blogger Guo Weidong, known by his online nickname “Daxa,” his wife said Friday.

The move comes amid an ongoing crackdown on political activists and petitioners following calls for a fourth day of “Jasmine” protests in major Chinese cities.

Guo was taken from his home late at around 8.00 p.m. on Thursday by more than 10 police officers from nearby Ningbo city, his wife Zhang Dan said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Government agents’ abusive Twitter messages target foreign media in China

Posted by Author on March 2, 2011


By Madeline Earp/CPJ Senior Asia Research Associate –

California-based China Digital Times (CDT) reports new Chinese-language Twitter commentators have appeared in the last week. Twitter is generally blocked in China, but heavily used by activists who access it by means of proxy networks overseas. The recent arrivals are vocal supporters of the government’s efforts to tamp down nascent “Jasmine Revolution” rallies anonymously organized in Chinese cities the past two Sundays.

“Some of these accounts have forged the names of activists and even included avatar photos of dissidents and activists,” CDT reports. Yet the tone of the comments resembles that of the so-called “Fifty Cent Party,” an informal name given to commentators hired by local government authorities to promulgate propaganda in online forums, according to CDT.  Read the rest of this entry »

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How Twitter is Changing Chinese Society

Posted by Author on January 13, 2011


Who would have thought that 140 character bursts of text—often used for reporting quotidian trivialities in places like the U.S.—would become a beacon of hope for civil rights activists under a quasi-totalitarian regime?

Twitter, a web-based service that allows users to input brief text strings and share them with thousands of followers, has in China become a powerful tool for dissidents to network and mobilize. Users are able to follow the updates (or “tweets”) of people they follow, and know immediately if they are being hunted by Chinese police, and rush to their aid if a tweet so calls for it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Given Hard Labor For Twitter Comments

Posted by Author on November 19, 2010


channel4.com, Nov. 18, 2010 –

A Chinese woman has been arrested on her wedding day and sentenced to a year in a labour camp for retweeting a message on Twitter that “disturbed social order”.

Cheng Jianping is thought to be the first Chinese citizen to be imprisoned for a single tweet.

Her incarceration is the most severe punishment related to a tweet recorded to date and has prompted outrage from the Twitter community – who only last week rallied to support a man convicted over a ‘joke’ tweet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Twitter CEO chides China

Posted by Author on November 19, 2010


(CNN) — “Dear Chinese Government,” began a message sent late Thursday from Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.

“Year-long detentions for sending a sarcastic tweet are neither the way forward nor the future of your great people,” he wrote on his Twitter profile.

Costolo’s edict is no doubt a response to the Chinese woman who had been sentenced to a year in a labor camp for retweeting a message that officials in China disapproved of. The tweet mocked Chinese people who were aligning with the Chinese government by protesting Japanese products. Read the rest of this entry »

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