The online debate before and after the dismissal of Bo Xilai, has put Chinese internet companies firmly in the limelight. Baidu’s director international communication Kaiser Kuo explains how they deal with their customers and a often opaque internet law in the Voice of America and The World.
China’s internet users baptized the National People’s Congress as the “Beijing Fashion Week”, as a barely veiled excuse to deliver sarcastic comments, writes sociologist Tricia Wang (with co-author An Xiao Mina) in Wired. But that might be over when the ‘real name’ policy kicks in this week.
Marc van der Chijs China’s twitter eauquivalent Sina’s Weibo might very soon pass Twitter in popularity, writes Tudou.com co-founder Marc van der Chijs on his weblog, although the rest of the world is still largely ignorant about this internet service. Weibo is certainly already miles ahead in terms of functionality.