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03.28.2013 16:38

Number of Gov't Weibo Accounts Soars

Huge growth in official microblogging accounts in 2012 as government seeks better communication with public
By staff reporter Li Yongchun

(Beijing) -- More government organs and officials are using micrologging platforms to burnish their images and improve communication with the public, research by a government training center finds.

The survey by the Chinese Academy of Governance found that by December 20, 2012, a total of 176,700 weibo accounts had been opened by government organs and officials on the four major domestic weibo service providers.

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