British Prime Minister David Cameron joins Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter

David Cameron has joined Sina Weibo. The British Prime Minister joined the social network — a popular Chinese microblogging platform similar to Twitter — on November 29th, ahead of a planned diplomatic visit to China. Cameron’s first message was used to greet “friends in China” in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

Some Weibo users questioned the authenticity of Cameron’s account, but the British Embassy in Beijing confirmed Cameron’s participation, saying that “Big boss” had come to Weibo. Shortly afterwards, Cameron landed in the country for a three-day trip, using his new account to post pictures of his plane as it arrived in Beijing and document diplomatic functions, earning 194,000 followers in the process. In contrast,…

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