More and more government agencies and officials are building their own microblog sites to communicate about day to day affairs. Xinhua reported that by August 1, 2011, government agencies and officials had built over ten thousand microblog sites on qq.com, a popular mainland based Chinese web portal. The number included 266 high ranking officials above the bureau level.
Xinhua also reported that Party schools or cadre colleges, including the Party schools in Zhejiang Province, the City of Beijing, the Party School of the Central Committee, and the Chinese Academy of Governance, carry microblogging as a required training course.
Source: Xinhua, August 27, 2011