Narendra Modi Becomes First Indian Politician To Join Weibo, China’s Largest Social Media Platform

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5:10 pm 4 May, 2015


Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has joined Chinese social media platform Weibo. Weibo is often referred to as Twitter of China.

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The Prime Minister announced his new social media avatar on Twitter:

The moves comes  just weeks before his scheduled visit to the country. Hectic preparations are underway on both sides to make PM’s visit a success.


Jinping and Modi

A file photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian PM Narendra Modi. AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

Modi is the first Indian politician to open an account with China’s biggest social-media platform. he gathered over 7000 followers in the first hour itself, but Hindustan Times reports that some Weibo users from China reiterated the official Chinese stand on Arunachal Pradesh – that it is a part of China.


It is to be seen how the PM, who is known to have used the power of social media to ride to power at the Centre last year, uses his Chinese handle.



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