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In this image taken from video footage run on February 19, 2021 by China's CCTV via AP Video, PLA regimental commander Qi Fabao (left) talks with members of the Indian military as Indian and Chinese troops face off in the Galwan Valley on the disputed border between China and India, on June 15, 2020. (AP)

Day after PLA deaths are announced, hate messages target Indian embassy

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 02:00 AM IST
Thousands of abusive messages targeted the Indian embassy’s Weibo account since information about four soldiers being killed in the Galwan Valley clash was published in the PLA Daily newspaper on Friday
A family pushes a cart with vegetables at a supermarket in Beijing. (AFP)
A family pushes a cart with vegetables at a supermarket in Beijing. (AFP)

Chinese youth voice their anger at govt as inflation, inequality soars: Report

ANI | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 09:45 AM IST
China was the only major economy to post positive growth last year, following a quick from the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this June 30, 2020, frame grab from video, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a televised address to the nation in New Delhi, India.(AP)
In this June 30, 2020, frame grab from video, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a televised address to the nation in New Delhi, India.(AP)

PM Modi hits delete on his Weibo account after banning it in India. It isn’t easy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Aloke Tikku
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 07:50 PM IST
New Delhi had initially tried to delete PM Modi’s account but it turned out that the Chinese social media platform had a “complex procedure” for VIP accounts, people familiar with the development said.
Weibo and WeChat, China’s wildly popular mobile phone app, have become channels for criticism, and questioning the authorities on the handling of the rapidly spreading coronavirus crisis.(REUTERS File Photo)
Weibo and WeChat, China’s wildly popular mobile phone app, have become channels for criticism, and questioning the authorities on the handling of the rapidly spreading coronavirus crisis.(REUTERS File Photo)

Chinese get a rare window to censure local officials on Coronavirus crisis

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2020 01:04 AM IST
Users have Weibo and WeChat have openly asked about the resignation of the Wuhan mayor for slow response to the coronavirus epidemic.
A Chinese flag flutters at Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, China on June 8, 2018.(REUTERS)
A Chinese flag flutters at Tiananmen Square in central Beijing, China on June 8, 2018.(REUTERS)

China alerts citizens against Indian spiritual courses, ‘cults’

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 05:58 PM IST
The alert was issued by the ministry of public security (MPS), China’s police, after a Taiwanese actress promoted a spiritual course offered by a south India-based organisation.
The platform, launched on Wednesday, comes as Beijing steps up efforts to police the internet, especially social media used by people to discuss politics and other sensitive subjects, despite stringent censorship.(AFP)
The platform, launched on Wednesday, comes as Beijing steps up efforts to police the internet, especially social media used by people to discuss politics and other sensitive subjects, despite stringent censorship.(AFP)

China launches platform to stamp out ‘online rumours’

Beijing | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2018 12:32 PM IST
Chinese laws dictate that rumour-mongers could be charged with defamation, and they face up to seven years in prison.
A picture illustration shows icons of WeChat and Weibo app in Beijing.(Reuters File Photo)
A picture illustration shows icons of WeChat and Weibo app in Beijing.(Reuters File Photo)

China’s Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

Press Trust of India, Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 05:49 PM IST
Weibo.com was flooded over the weekend with the hashtags “#I’mGay” and “#I’mGayNotaPervert” after the Twitter-like platform said that cartoons and short videos with pornographic, violent or gay subject matter would be investigated over a three-month period.
US President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods have roused some nationalist sentiment in the world's second largest economy, where consumers have a long track record of spurning foreign products when political nerves are frayed.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods have roused some nationalist sentiment in the world's second largest economy, where consumers have a long track record of spurning foreign products when political nerves are frayed.(AFP)

Chinese urged to boycott US firms amid tariff war, but Big Mac fans unconvinced

Agence France-Presse, Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 11:16 AM IST
In response to US tariffs, appeals to shun McDonald’s, KFC and Apple’s iPhone have appeared on the popular WeChat messaging app and the Weibo microblogging website in China.
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