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3

Partners & Customers

10

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3

About Sina Weibo

Sina Weibo, part of SINA Corporation, is a social media platform for people to create, distribute, and discover Chinese-language content.

Sina Weibo Headquarter Location

8/F, QIHAO Plaza No. 8 Xinyuan S. Road, Chaoyang District

Beijing, Beijing, 100027,

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+86)10 5898 3017

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Translation: Blanket Censorship of Performance Art Piece Protesting Beijing Film Academy Campus Lockdown

Dec 2, 2021

Translation: Blanket Censorship of Performance Art Piece Protesting Beijing Film Academy Campus Lockdown Posted by Anne Henochowicz | Dec 1, 2021 A performance art piece by a student who sat in a cage to protest a draconian lockdown of the Beijing Film Academy (BFA) recently went viral, and was censored just as quickly. Like many other Chinese citizens, university students have been living under strict lockdowns, and are beginning to chafe at the restrictions—and at administrators’ lack of responsiveness to students’ concerns. With the appearance of the omicron variant and fears of new COVID-19 outbreaks if protocols are relaxed, even more Chinese schools and universities are instituting lockdowns . On November 22, a performance art piece by a Beijing Film Academy student began making the rounds on Weibo: the student sits in a cage, wearing a face mask over his eyes like a blindfold. A sign atop the cage reads, “Don’t leave the cage unless strictly necessary” (非必要不出笼); an online commentary on the performance notes that the sign is a riff on the school’s unwritten COVID-19 policy, “Don’t leave campus unless strictly necessary” (非必要不出校), interpreting the performance as a critique of Beijing Film Academy’s brute, indefinite lockdown of its campus. WeChat public account @导筒现场 has posted photos of the performance and the situation on campus: A sign reading “I love BFA” lies toppled on the ground. Students embrace through the metal bars of a locked gate at Beijing Film Academy. A damaged section of a barred metal fence at Beijing Film Academy. Another apparently damaged fence at the academy. According to the commentary below (《关于北京电影学院封校的思考及建议》“Thoughts and Recommendations on the Beijing Film Academy Lockdown”), the school has adopted some of the strictest quarantine measures of all the colleges and universities in Beijing’s Haidian District, a long list that includes China’s top institutions of higher learning. Students at the Beijing Film Academy need to apply for approval from their advisor or the Party branch secretary of their respective department in order to leave campus, but the criteria for what constitutes “strictly necessary” is vague, and approval hinges on the “whims of the administrators.” This process violates student privacy and intensifies conflict between faculty and students, according to the post. The Chinese text of “Thoughts and Recommendations on the Beijing Film Academy Lockdown” lists the names of other nearby universities that remain open and argues that the lockdown is uncalled for. A commentary on the performance art piece interprets it as a satire of the higher echelons’ blindness to the needs of everyday citizens, a paean to the nobility of these “caged” citizens, and a reminder that all cages are permeable and full of “loopholes” that render them ineffective. The performance art photos, accompanied by criticisms of the Film Academy’s draconian lockdown policy, began spreading on Weibo under the hashtag “Beijing Film Academy, don’t leave the cage unless strictly necessary” (#北京电影学院非必要不出笼#), but the images and commentary were quickly deleted. Now, a Weibo search for “Beijing Film Academy” only yields content about a “Beijing Film Academy girl” who gained 20 jin [about 26 pounds, or 12 kilos] in order to enlist in the PLA Rocket Force (#北影女孩增重20斤入伍火箭军#). A screenshot of a Weibo search for the hashtag “Beijing Film Academy, don’t leave the cage unless strictly necessary” (#北京电影学院非必要不出笼#) yields an error message: “Due to the relevant laws, regulations and government policies, this topic page cannot be displayed.” A screenshot from a Weibo user complaining about the performance art content being deleted reads: “#Beijing Film Academy girl gains 20 jin to enlist in PLA Rocket Force#  I was just reading a post about the Film Academy lockdown. How did it disappear so fast?” The Zhihu page for “What to make of the Beijing Film Academy lockdown?” has also disappeared. CDT Chinese has archived a screenshot of that page: A screenshot of the deleted Zhihu page. The page raises questions about the necessity of the BFA lockdown (given that the area around the campus is not considered high-risk), and discusses students who live off-campus, shortages of goods on campus, difficulty receiving deliveries, and how coursework and practical assignments are being handled during the lockdown. As of the publication of this post, the Beijing Film Academy has made no statement on either the lockdown or the performance art piece. [ Chinese ] Cindy Carter contributed to this post.

Sina Weibo Investments

22 Investments

Sina Weibo has made 22 investments. Their latest investment was in Y-Platform as part of their Series A on March 3, 2020.

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Sina Weibo Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

3/23/2020

Series A

Y-Platform

$3.5M

Yes

2

3/20/2020

Series A

Waiyanhui

$2.82M

Yes

Undisclosed Investors

7

1/13/2020

Series D

Ymatou

Yes

5

9/5/2019

Series A - II

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$99M

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10

6/24/2019

Corporate Minority

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$99M

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10

Date

3/23/2020

3/20/2020

1/13/2020

9/5/2019

6/24/2019

Round

Series A

Series A

Series D

Series A - II

Corporate Minority

Company

Y-Platform

Waiyanhui

Ymatou

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$3.5M

$2.82M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Undisclosed Investors

Sources

2

7

5

10

10

Sina Weibo Portfolio Exits

3 Portfolio Exits

Sina Weibo has 3 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Didi Chuxing on June 30, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

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6/30/2021

IPO

$991

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IPO

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Valuation

$991

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Sources

7

10

10

Sina Weibo Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Sina Weibo acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Yizhibo on November 29, 2018.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

11/29/2018

Acquired

1

Date

11/29/2018

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

Sources

1

Sina Weibo Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Sina Weibo has 10 strategic partners and customers. Sina Weibo recently partnered with Football Federation Australia on April 4, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

4/23/2021

Partner

Football Federation Australia

Australia

Portugal´s Football Federation signs strategic partnership with Weibo

Portugal 's Football Federation signs strategic partnership with Weibo .

1

7/18/2019

Partner

London & Partners

United Kingdom

Social media network to boost international profile of London businesses

Jennie SO - GM International , SINA Corp & Weibo Corp added : `` We were excited to have our #MeetUpWithLondon # last month , which is the result of a strong collaboration between London & Partners and Sina Weibo to deepen our relationships and improve collaboration in many areas such as tourism , culture , education and business . ''

1

1/23/2018

Partner

NASDAQ

United States

In China & At-Large: Sina Weibo Delivers More for Chinese Investors.

Sina Weibo was the first company in mainland China to partner with Nasdaq for real-time US market data .

1

10/31/2017

Partner

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5/5/2016

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Date

4/23/2021

7/18/2019

1/23/2018

10/31/2017

5/5/2016

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Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Football Federation Australia

London & Partners

NASDAQ

Country

Australia

United Kingdom

United States

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Portugal´s Football Federation signs strategic partnership with Weibo

Portugal 's Football Federation signs strategic partnership with Weibo .

Social media network to boost international profile of London businesses

Jennie SO - GM International , SINA Corp & Weibo Corp added : `` We were excited to have our #MeetUpWithLondon # last month , which is the result of a strong collaboration between London & Partners and Sina Weibo to deepen our relationships and improve collaboration in many areas such as tourism , culture , education and business . ''

In China & At-Large: Sina Weibo Delivers More for Chinese Investors.

Sina Weibo was the first company in mainland China to partner with Nasdaq for real-time US market data .

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Sina Weibo Service Providers

5 Service Providers

Sina Weibo has 5 service provider relationships

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Associated Rounds

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Service Type

IPO

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

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Sina Weibo Team

1 Team Member

Sina Weibo has 1 team member, including current Chief Executive Officer, Gaofei Wang.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Gaofei Wang

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Name

Gaofei Wang

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

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