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Sina Weibo's English version would be subject to Chinese censorship.
People who use the microblog website Sina Weibo will now have to sign a contract.
Strict new penalties could see jail terms of up to three years for "libelous" comments that are retweeted or viewed often.
Chinese twitter sina weibo 09 06 11

A woman works online in her cubicle at an office in Beijing. China's homegrown social media sites like Sina Weibo are booming thanks to their better knowledge of the world's largest Internet market, and the censorship stifling foreign rivals like Facebook, Twitter, and Google-owned YouTube.

FREDERIC J. BROWN