The government of China is making further attempts to have a prominent presence online. In October 2013, the country’s government made the entry into social networks and now the official website – www.gov.cn – created two additional microblog accounts on December 18, 2013.
The microblog accounts have been created on Sina Weibo and people.com.cn. The official website of the government is run by the General Office of the State Council, China’s Cabinet.
The government of China first started its social networking activities on October 11, 2013 and operated two accounts at xinhuanet.com and qq.com, in addition to an account on WeChat. WeChat is an enormously popular Chinese messaging application which has more than 400 million users. The official website of the Chinese government has been active since January 2006 and posts information about the activities of senior officials of the State Council, policies and regulations and important cabinet meetings.
The recent attempts by the government to venture into social networks have indicated that it is trying its best to approach the general public and is also trying to improve transparency in the online world. Internet has become a powerful medium for people, as well as the government to interact with the general public.
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