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Locke: Social Media Are Helping Chinese Learn What is Happening in the World

U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke met with the senior management of Tianya, a top Internet forum in China, which currently has 66 million registered users. Locke stated that the U.S. Embassy would like to work with Tianya to establish an official Embassy space with updates on the latest news, policies, and events, and to engage directly with extremely dynamic Tianya users. To Tianya users, Ambassador Locke said,“I believe that new technologies and social media are changing the entire world. They are transforming the globe. … [One] can even learn about events that take place anywhere in the world. This is what Tianya is doing every day."

Source:, April 6, 2012