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02.25.2013 20:30

Closer Look: PLA Officer's Advance into Weibo Takes Fire

A major general thought he'd stick up for China on his microblog, but Web users just saw an easy target
By staff reporter Shi Yingjie
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A Weibo account opened by a People's Liberation Army officer has sparked skirmishing about whether people serving in the military should use the popular microblogging service.

Firing the first shot, Major General Luo Yuan wrote: "With official permission now I can open a Weibo account. It's an important battleground."

Since Luo's first post appeared on February 22, his account has taken some flak in the blogosphere.

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