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    China's Weibo bans Trip.com co-founder who questioned zero-COVID strategy

    A leading entrepreneur in China who had questioned the wisdom of the country's zero-COVID strategy was banned from posting on Weibo, with the social media platform accusing Trip.com co-founder James Liang of violating laws. Weibo, a platform similar to Twitter, did not specify which laws Liang had broken, and it was unclear when the ban took effect or what had triggered it. The account belonging to Liang, who is also executive chairman of China's dominant travel platform, now displays a statement saying the user is currently blocked for "violating relevant laws and regulations".

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    Arm China says its ousted CEO Wu is refusing to pack up

    Arm China said on Thursday its former CEO Allen Wu was refusing to relinquish his role despite being fired last week and that it would overhaul its communication system to protect against its misuse by Wu and his supporters. Wu, Arm China and its British parent Arm Ltd have been embroiled in a two-year-long dispute and the latest development shows a resolution is not imminent. At stake is a stock market listing for Arm Ltd, the chip designer that is owned by Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp.

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    China's Weibo shows user locations to combat 'bad behaviour'

    BEIJING (Reuters) -Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter, told users on Thursday it would start to publish their IP locations on their account pages and when they post comments, in a bid to combat "bad behaviour" online. The move, posted on Weibo's official account, garnered over 200 million views and was widely discussed, with some users rattled by the perceived reduction in their online anonymity. "Every IP address seems to be whispering in your ear: 'You be careful,'" wrote user Misty.