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Huge increase in govt micro blogs BEIJING - Chinese officials have greatly increased their use of micro blogs to become more familiar with netizens' opinions, according to a survey by, an online news portal run by the People's Daily. By August 1, more than 10,000 government departments and officials across China had opened micro- blog accounts, with 266 of them being used by senior officials ranked at deput y-city level or above, according to the survey. In the TV series, the wild use of micro blog serves as an advertisement for it. Audience for the hot TV series 无无无 无无无无无 serves as an example. The survey was based on the micro-blog services provided by Shenzhen- based Tencent, one of the leading counterparts of Twitter in China.
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Unformatted text preview: That report said that by March 20 there were 2,400 micro-blog accounts run b y authorities andofficials. The steep increase in the use of micro blogs by the government and officials was seen as their response to the rapid growth of micro-blogging in China. "The impact caused by the rise of micro-blogging on governance in China is u nprecedented,"said Wang Yukai, a professor with the Chinese Academy of Go vernance. In addition, the number of micro-bloggers had soared to 195 million by the en d of June this year, said the China Internet Network Information Center in a report on the de velopment of the Internet in China....
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