Tag Archives: Sina weibo

The Chinese Internet in 2014

The beginning of a new year is a good time to look back and reflect upon important events and developments during the past year. Not surprisingly 2014 was an eventful year that kept us doing research on the Chinese Internet on our toes trying to keep up with events, and to understand and analyse their implications. What follows is an … Continue reading

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Digital Notes from Shanghai: On mobile phones and changes

I arrived in Shanghai last week and will in some blogs share my experiences and reflections.  This is not my first time in Shanghai as I was a student here during the period 1988-1990, i.e. before the advent of the Internet and the mobile phone. At that time many people still didn’t have a landline phone. Whenever I got a … Continue reading

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Law in the Digital Age

At a workshop  on legal issues in China arranged by the Centre last week, I discussed how ICTs are used by legal institutions, how Chinese citizens get access to legal information on-line, and how legal debates and struggles are conducted in the digital age. In this blog I will address some of these issues. In previous blogs we have touched … Continue reading

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The latest about microblogging (weibo) in China

China is a very exciting but contradictory place when it comes to the development and impact of ICT on society and the economy. Take for example the case of microblogs/weibo 微博. I recently wrote an article (in Swedish) entitled “Public debates, activism and charity on microblogs/weibo in China” trying to summarise developments, profile of users, patterns of use, and how censorship … Continue reading

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