Thursday, April 24, 2014   

1.3 billion microblogs and counting
(12-05 16:50)

The number of Chinese microblog accounts exceeded 1.3 billion by the end of November, making this a major channel to share information, according to the State Internet Information Office.
Microblogs of media institutions are developing fast and about 37,000 such accounts have been opened via popular websites including weibo.com and t.qq.com, Liu Zhengrong, a senior official with the office, told the People's Daily.
Chinese authorities have also opened microblog accounts to reach the public and provide services.
Official statistics show that there were more than 170,000 government microblogs by the end of last year, an increase of almost 2.5 times from the previous year. And disciplinary authorities across China have opened nearly 1,000 microblog accounts.
The Supreme People's Court also created official accounts on Sina Weibo and WeChat late last month in an effort to promote judicial transparency.
   
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