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Form 20-F
SINA CORP filed this Form 20-F on 04/26/2018
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Subdocument 1 - 20-F - 20-F
Page 1 - UNITED STATES
Page 2 - TABLE OF CONTENT
Page 3 - INTRODUCTION
Page 4 - INFORMATION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Page 5 - PART I
Page 6 - B.
Page 7 - If our social media platform Weibo is unable to compete effectively for user traffic or user engagem
Page 8 - Weibo monetization may require users to accept promoted marketing in their feeds or private messages
Page 9 - Our business is highly sensitive to the strength of our brands, and we may not be able to maintain c
Page 10 - Due to the rapidly evolving market in which we operate, we cannot predict whether we will meet inter
Page 11 - We have incurred and may continue to incur substantial stock-based compensation expenses.
Page 12 - If we cannot obtain sufficient cash when we need it, we may not be able to meet our payment obligati
Page 13 - If we fail to successfully develop and introduce new products and services, our competitive position
Page 14 - Our business and growth could suffer if we are unable to hire and retain key personnel.
Page 15 - Many of our products and services contain open source software, and we license some of our software
Page 16 - We allow users to upload written materials, images, pictures and other content on our platform and d
Page 17 - We have contracted with third parties to provide content and services for our portal network and we
Page 18 - Security breaches or computer virus attacks could have a material adverse effect on our business pro
Page 19 - We rely on assumptions and estimates to calculate certain of our key operating metrics, and real or
Page 20 - We may be subject to litigation for user-generated content provided on our websites and platforms, w
Page 21 - Our board members or executive officers may have conflicts of interest.
Page 22 - We may face certain risks related to financial products available on our Weibo wallet
Page 23 - We rely on contractual arrangements with our VIEs for our China operations, which may not be as effe
Page 24 - If the chops of our subsidiaries in China and VIEs are not kept safely, are stolen or are used by un
Page 25 - The Chinese legal system has inherent uncertainties that could limit the legal protections available
Page 26 - Risks Related to Doing Business in China
Page 27 - We may not be able to continue offering online video services if we cannot find business partners wi
Page 28 - The Chinese government may prevent us from advertising or distributing content that it believes is i
Page 29 - Substantial uncertainties exist with respect to the interpretation and implementation of Cyber Secur
Page 30 - Substantial uncertainties exist with respect to the enactment timetable, final content, interpretati
Page 31 - Changes in political and economic conditions in Greater China and the rest of the Asia may disrupt o
Page 32 - Discontinuation of preferential tax treatment, changes to the interpretation or enforcement of tax r
Page 33 - Dividends payable to us by our PRC subsidiaries may be subject to PRC withholding taxes and interest
Page 34 - N/A
Page 35 - Restrictions on paying dividends or making other payments to us bind our subsidiaries and VIEs in Ch
Page 36 - Fluctuation in the value of the RMB may have a material adverse effect on the value of your investme
Page 37 - We face certain risks relating to the real properties that we lease.
Page 38 - Our auditor, like other independent registered public accounting firms operating in China, is not pe
Page 39 - Changes to accounting pronouncements or taxation rules or practices may adversely affect our reporte
Page 40 - Risks Related to Our Shares
Page 41 - Our class A preferences shares voting power will limit your ability to influence corporate matters a
Page 42 - W
Page 43 - B.
Page 44 - Business and Products
Page 45 - SINA Technology
Page 46 - Customers
Page 47 - Search
Page 48 - Story
Page 49 - Products for Advertising and Marketing Customers
Page 50 - Products for
Page 51 - Sales and Marketing
Page 52 - Competition
Page 53 - Overview
Page 54 - Online Advertising
Page 55 - Microblogging Services
Page 56 - Internet Publishing
Page 57 - Online Payment
Page 58 - N/A
Page 59 - N/A
Page 60 - Online Games
Page 61 - Online Cultural Products
Page 62 - Online Transmission of Audio-Visual Programs
Page 63 - Internet Mapping Services
Page 64 - N/A
Page 65 - Online Privacy
Page 66 - Internet Copyright
Page 67 - Foreign Exchange
Page 68 - N/A
Page 69 - Business Tax and Value-Added Tax
Page 70 - Security Review System for Mergers and Acquisitions of Domestic Enterprises by Foreign Investors
Page 71 - N/A
Page 72 - Contractual Arrangements with VIEs and Their Respective Shareholders
Page 73 - Exclusive Sales Agency Agreement
Page 74 - ITEM 4A.
Page 75 - Taxation
Page 76 - Cayman Islands
Page 77 - Inflation
Page 78 - Revenue Recognition
Page 79 - Weibo value added services
Page 80 - Deferred Revenues
Page 81 - Uncertain tax positions
Page 82 - Goodwill
Page 83 - Long-lived Assets
Page 84 - Recent Accounting Pronouncements
Page 85 - Intangibles Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment
Page 86 - 2017 Compared to 2016
Page 87 - 2016 Compared to 2015
Page 88 - 2017 Compared to 2016
Page 89 - 2016 Compared to 2015.
Page 90 - Sales and marketing.
Page 91 - 2017 Compared to 2016
Page 92 - Realized gain (loss) on long-term investments
Page 93 - Net income
Page 94 - Operating activities
Page 95 - Investing activities
Page 96 - E.
Page 97 - ITEM 6.
Page 98 - Arthur Jianglei Wei
Page 99 - James Jianzhang Liang
Page 100 - N/A
Page 101 - Weibo s Share Incentive Plans
Page 102 - Change in Control and Severance Agreements
Page 103 - Board Committees
Page 104 - Critical Accounting Policies Principles and Key Transactions
Page 105 - Potential Payments upon Termination or Change in Control
Page 106 - Terms of Potential Payments Change in Control
Page 107 - N/A
Page 108 - ITEM 7.
Page 109 - Agreements with Weibo
Page 110 - Transitional Services Agreement
Page 111 - Sales and Marketing Services Agreement
Page 112 - Voting Agreement
Page 113 - Employment and Compensation Agreements
Page 114 - Piggyback registration rights
Page 115 - Domain Name and Content License Agreement
Page 116 - Dividend Policy
Page 117 - B.
Page 118 - Differences in Corporate Law
Page 119 - Shareholders Suits
Page 120 - Shareholder Proposals
Page 121 - Transactions with Interested Shareholders
Page 122 - Directors Power to Issue Shares
Page 123 - Taxation of Dividends and Other Distributions on the Ordinary Shares
Page 124 - Sale or Other Taxable Disposition of Ordinary Shares
Page 125 - N/A
Page 126 - F.
Page 127 - Investment Risk
Page 128 - PART II
Page 129 - ITEM 16B.
Page 130 - ITEM 16F.
Page 131 - PART III
Page 132 - N/A
Page 133 - N/A
Page 134 - N/A
Page 135 - SIGNATURES
Page 136 - INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMEN
Page 137 - Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
Page 138 - SINA CORPORATION
Page 139 - SINA CORPORATION
Page 140 - SINA CORPORATION
Page 141 - SINA CORPORATION
Page 142 - SINA CORPORATION
Page 143 - N/A
Page 144 - N/A
Page 145 - Loan Agreements
Page 146 - Exclusive Technical Services Agreements
Page 147 - Non-controlling interests
Page 148 - Net income (loss) per share
Page 149 - Short-term bank loans
Page 150 - Long-live
Page 151 - Convertible debt
Page 152 - Portal non-advertising services
Page 153 - Weibo value added services
Page 154 - Cost of revenues
Page 155 - Stock-based compensation
Page 156 - Taxation
Page 157 - Recent accounting pronouncements
Page 158 - 3. Cash, Cash Equivalents,
Page 159 - 4. Long-term Investments
Page 160 - Cost Method
Page 161 - N/A
Page 162 - N/A
Page 163 - Available-for-Sale Securities
Page 164 - 5. Acquisitions
Page 165 - 6. Goodwill and Intangible Assets
Page 166 - Intangible assets
Page 167 - 7. Investment in Weibo
Page 168 - Strategic Alliance
Page 169 - 8. Non-controlling interests
Page 170 - 9. Other Balance Sheet Components
Page 171 - 10. Related Party Transactions
Page 172 - 11. Income Taxes
Page 173 - Hong Kong
Page 174 - N/A
Page 175 - Composition of income tax expenses for China operations
Page 176 - N/A
Page 177 - 12. Net Income (Loss) Per Share
Page 178 - 13. Employee Benefit Plans
Page 179 - 14. Profit Appropriation
Page 180 - Preferred Shares
Page 181 - In-
Page 182 - Stock Options
Page 183 - N/A
Page 184 - Restricted Share Units
Page 185 - Weibo s Stock-Based Compensation
Page 186 - N/A
Page 187 - Weibo s Restricted Share Units
Page 188 - Weibo s Summary of Performance-Based RSUs
Page 189 - 16. Segment Information
Page 190 - For the Year Ended December 31, 201
Page 191 - 17. Financial Instruments
Page 192 - Recurring
Page 193 - N/A
Page 194 - 18. Convertible Debt and Treasury Stock
Page 195 - Accounting assessment
Page 196 - 19. Commitments and Contingencies
Page 197 - 20. Subsequent Events
Subdocument 2 - EX-2.5 - EX-2.5
Page 1 - Exhibit 2.5
Page 2 - Table of Contents
Page 3 - N/A
Page 4 - N/A
Page 5 - N/A
Page 6 - N/A
Page 7 - Company
Page 8 - Additional Interest
Page 9 - Capital Stock
Page 10 - Corporate Trust Office
Page 11 - Expiring Rights
Page 12 - change in law
Page 13 - Fundamental Change Repurchase Date
Page 14 - Indenture
Page 15 - Notes Fungibility Date
Page 16 - Paying Agent
Page 17 - Reference Property
Page 18 - Significant Subsidiary
Page 19 - Valuation Period
Page 20 - Designation and Amount
Page 21 - Date and Denomination of Notes; Payments of Interest and Defaulted Amounts
Page 22 - Authorization Certificate
Page 23 - Note Register
Page 24 - N/A
Page 25 - Global Note
Page 26 - Restricted Securities
Page 27 - THEREIN PRIOR TO THE DATE (THE RESALE RESTRICTION TERMINATION DATE ) THAT IS THE LATER OF (X) ONE YE
Page 28 - THIS SECURITY, THE ADSs ISSUABLE UPON CONVERSION OF THIS SECURITY AND THE CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES RE
Page 29 - DEPOSITARY SHARES ISSUED UPON CONVERSION THEREOF OR THE CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES OF WEIBO CORPORATION
Page 30 - THIS SECURITY AND THE CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES REPRESENTED THEREBY HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE
Page 31 - TRANSFERRED EXCEPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE. BY ITS ACQUISITION HEREOF, OR OF A BEN
Page 32 - THIS SECURITY AND THE CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES REPRESENTED THEREBY HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE
Page 33 - PRIOR TO THE REGISTRATION OF ANY TRANSFER IN ACCORDANCE WITH CLAUSE (2)(E) ABOVE, THE COMPANY AND TH
Page 34 - Temporary Notes
Page 35 - Cancellation
Page 36 - Interest Payment Date
Page 37 - Interest Rights Preserved
Page 38 - Paying Agent
Page 39 - N/A
Page 40 - provided, however
Page 41 - provided
Page 42 - Stay, Extension and Usury Laws
Page 43 - Payment of Additional Amounts
Page 44 - N/A
Page 45 - Further Instruments and Acts
Page 46 - Reports by Trustee
Page 47 - N/A
Page 48 - provided
Page 49 - N/A
Page 50 - Application of Monies Collected by Trustee
Page 51 - Proceedings by Holders
Page 52 - Proceedings by Trustee
Page 53 - Notice of Defaults
Page 54 - Duties and Responsibilities of Trustee
Page 55 - N/A
Page 56 - Reliance on Documents, Opinions, Etc.
Page 57 - No Responsibility for Recitals, Etc
Page 58 - Officers Certificate as Evidence
Page 59 - Resignation or Removal of Trustee
Page 60 - Acceptance by Successor Trustee
Page 61 - Limitation on Rights of Trustee as Creditor
Page 62 - Proof of Execution by Holders
Page 63 - Revocation of Consents; Future Holders Bound
Page 64 - Call of Meetings by Company or Holders
Page 65 - Voting
Page 66 - provided
Page 67 - Effect of Supplemental Indentures
Page 68 - Notation on Notes
Page 69 - Successor Company to Be Substituted
Page 70 - Opinion of Counsel to Be Given to Trustee
Page 71 - Change in Tax Law
Page 72 - N/A
Page 73 - Holder s Right to Elect
Page 74 - Notes Redeemed in Part
Page 75 - Notice of Conversion
Page 76 - N/A
Page 77 - Increased Conversion Rate Applicable to Certain Notes Surrendered in Connection with Fundamental Cha
Page 78 - N/A
Page 79 - Adjustment of Conversion Rate
Page 80 - N/A
Page 81 - divided
Page 82 - Distributed Property
Page 83 - Spin-Off
Page 84 - Trigger Event
Page 85 - N/A
Page 86 - Expiration Date
Page 87 - N/A
Page 88 - multiplied by
Page 89 - Shares to Be Fully Paid
Page 90 - Reference Property
Page 91 - Certain Covenants
Page 92 - Notice to Holders Prior to Certain Actions
Page 93 - Shareholder Rights Plans
Page 94 - Termination of Depositary Receipt Program
Page 95 - Fundamental Change Repurchase Right Notice
Page 96 - N/A
Page 97 - Withdrawal of Fundamental Change Repurchase Notice
Page 98 - Provisions Binding on Company s Successors
Page 99 - Governing Law
Page 100 - provided
Page 101 - Calculations
Page 102 - Execution in Counterparts
Page 103 - N/A
Page 104 - N/A
Page 105 - EXHIBIT A
Page 106 - (E) PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION PROVIDED BY RULE 144 UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT (IF AVA
Page 107 - Company
Page 108 - N/A
Page 109 - N/A
Page 110 - Notes
Page 111 - N/A
Page 112 - SCHEDULE A
Page 113 - ATTACHMENT 1
Page 114 - N/A
Page 115 - N/A
Page 116 - N/A
Page 117 - ATTACHMENT 2
Page 118 - ATTACHMENT 3
Page 119 - ATTACHMENT 4
Page 120 - ATTACHMENT 5
Page 121 - ATTACHMENT 6
Page 122 - N/A
Page 123 - EXHIBIT B
Page 124 - IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto executed and delivered this certificate on behalf of the Company
Subdocument 3 - EX-4.2 - EX-4.2
Page 1 - Exhibit 4.2
Page 2 - N/A
Page 3 - N/A
Page 4 - N/A
Page 5 - N/A
Page 6 - N/A
Page 7 - N/A
Page 8 - N/A
Page 9 - N/A
Page 10 - N/A
Page 11 - N/A
Page 12 - Schedule of Material Differences
Page 13 - No.
Subdocument 4 - EX-4.3 - EX-4.3
Page 1 - Exhibit 4.3
Page 2 - N/A
Page 3 - N/A
Page 4 - N/A
Page 5 - Schedule of Material Differences
Page 6 - No.
Subdocument 5 - EX-4.4 - EX-4.4
Page 1 - Exhibit 4.4
Page 2 - N/A
Page 3 - N/A
Page 4 - N/A
Page 5 - N/A
Page 6 - N/A
Page 7 - Schedule of Material Differences
Page 8 - No.
Subdocument 6 - EX-8.1 - EX-8.1
Page 1 - Exhibit 8.1
Subdocument 7 - EX-12.1 - EX-12.1
Page 1 - Exhibit 12.1
Subdocument 8 - EX-12.2 - EX-12.2
Page 1 - Exhibit 12.2
Subdocument 9 - EX-13.1 - EX-13.1
Page 1 - Exhibit 13.1
Subdocument 10 - EX-13.2 - EX-13.2
Page 1 - Exhibit 13.2
Subdocument 11 - EX-15.1 - EX-15.1
Page 1 - Exhibit 15.1
Subdocument 12 - EX-15.2 - EX-15.2
Page 1 - Exhibit 15.2
Subdocument 13 - EX-15.3 - EX-15.3
Page 1 - Exhibit 15.3
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