Posts Tagged: crime


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This week, a brutal child murderer was hunted down in Thailand by social media

This week, the most talked about story in Thailand is the tragic news of a six-year-old girl named Cartoon who was kidnapped, raped, and kil...

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 5:40 pm
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Chinese social critic and microblogger detained on economic charges

Most Chinese internet users probably wouldn’t recognize the name Dong Rubin, but many know the man by his online handle, bianmin (R...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Chinese “black PR” firm controlled hundreds of verified Weibo users, raked in millions

As China’s war on rumors continues, it seems black PR firms — firms that spread rumors and false reports about competitors for c...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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China arrests Weibo users for “inciting public dissatisfaction with the government”

In the latest piece of proof that you’re just not allowed to say some things on China’s internet (especially if they’re ru...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 11:32 pm
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Ripped off by a site you found on Baidu? Now the search engine will compensate you

Consumers have been complaining for years about links in Baidu’s search results — both organic and paid — that lead to fra...

  • August 9, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Gaming Madness in China: Grand Theft Auto, Divorce, and Beating Up Drunks

For the first time in a while, it seems, this week’s gaming madness roundup doesn’t include any murder! Hooray! Nope, today we&#...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Gaming Madness in China: Bad Students and Worse Government Officials

With China’s massive Gaokao college entrance exam just having wrapped up, it’s no surprise that we’ve got a couple student...

  • June 19, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Gaming Madness in China: Beatings, Beatings, and a Little Peeing in Internet Cafes

Gaming Madness in China: Beatings, Beatings, and a Little Peeing in Internet Cafes

On this week’s edition of gaming madness in China, we take a look into China’s internet cafes, where people are going absolutely...

  • June 7, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Beijing Shuts Down Taobao’s ‘Take a Number’ Service for Hospitals, But Consumers Cry Foul

Chinese hospitals are, to put it mildly, a bureaucratic nightmare. Just checking into one generally involves, among other processes, waiting...

  • May 24, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Gaming madness in China: 15-year-old gamer stabs mother to death, keeps playing

I’ll have to do an abbreviated version of Gaming Madness in China this week, as I’m currently caught up in some real-life gaming...

  • September 20, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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In China, tweeting rumors can now land you three years in jail…or worse

The latest barrage from the government in China’s ongoing war on rumors came yesterday, when China’s Supreme Court announced in ...

  • September 10, 2013
  • at 12:46 am
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Spreading rumors on WeChat is a crime, say Chinese internet police

Recently we’ve seen a couple stories about police cracking down on Sina Weibo rumor-spreaders. But Weibo isn’t the only platform...

  • August 28, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Baidu and Qihoo’s PR wars: has Qihoo overplayed its hand?

Today, I came across an interesting opinion piece on TechWeb, ostensibly written by a longtime PR professional, about the latest battle in t...

  • August 13, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Former Alibaba Exec Sentenced to 7 Years for Corruption

It was almost exactly a year ago that former Alibaba GM Yan Limin was arrested by police on suspicion of accepting bribes. This morning, a H...

  • August 8, 2013
  • at 11:14 am
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Gaming Madness in China: “Games Made Me Do It”

Gaming madness in China is our roundup of the latest crazy (and sometimes horrifying) stories from China’s gaming community. You can r...

  • July 24, 2013
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Chinese Virus Architects Set Up a Gambling Site, Get Caught, Now Heading Back to Prison

Chinese Virus Architects Set Up a Gambling Site, Get Caught, Now Heading Back to Prison

Zhang Shun and Li Jun just can’t seem to keep themselves out of trouble on the internet. Back in 2007, the pair were involved in the c...

  • June 17, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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China’s Government is Stifling Tech Innovation and Prolonging Social Problems

China’s Government is Stifling Tech Innovation and Prolonging Social Problems

From a purely mercenary point of view, one of the wonderful things about solving a problem is that there’s often a way to make money f...

  • May 31, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Gaming Madness in China: Attacking the Police, Driving out a Japanese Pornstar, Faking a Kidnapping

Gaming Madness in China: Attacking the Police, Driving out a Japanese Porn Star, Faking a Kidnapping

Some crazy things happen in the world of Chinese gaming. Rather than giving each its own article, from now on we’ll be trying to do a ...

  • May 23, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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