Latest posts by Violeta Camarasa from April, 2012
The Stream, a social media community with a daily TV show on Al Jazeera, has put together content from different social media sources about Chinese billionaires, known as the ‘red aristocracy’ for their connections with Communist Party leadership.
Chinese blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng has reportedly escaped from his well-guarded house in Dongshigu (Shandong) after more than a year of house arrest. Sources report he entered the US embassy in Beijing. He has put out a video denouncing corruption, exposing abuses and expressing “extreme concern” about the consequences...
Blogger Elle Lee launched its new vBlog Weibo Today a month ago, a weekly online show in English about the hottest topics on China's social networks.
Prominent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei had installed four live webcams at his home in Beijing as a symbolic protest against the police's 24-hour surveillance of him. However, the Chinese authorities ordered Ai to turn off his webcams yesterday.
News spread through the Chinese Internet on Saturday, March 31: six people had been arrested and 16 websites closed for “fabricating or disseminating online rumors". Violeta Camarasa reports.
Several local journalists and netizens spotted Mark Zuckerberg and his girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, in Shanghai on March 27. Once more, rumors spread like fire through the Internet: Is the king of social media working on Facebook's return to China?