The Information Office of Guangzhou Municipal Government held a press conference yesterday (December 9, 2013), announcing the official launch of the Sina Weibo (microblog) @Guangzhou-China in the English language.
The weibo @Guangzhou-China (http://weibo.com/chinaguangzhoucanton)
is a social media platform in China for introducing the news and events of the municipality. The microblog is founded by the Information Office of Guangzhou and operated by the editorial team of www.lifeofguangzhou.com from Guangzhou Daily Press Group.
The contents of @Guangzhou-China are divided into six sections: International Exchange, Business News, Cantonese Culture, Official Data, Special Reports and Online Survey.
The city has always had strong relations around the world, and now is the sister city of 32 cities in 29 countries in 6 continents and has built up friendship relations and cooperation’s with another 19 cities in 17 countries. A total of 46 countries have set up their consulates in Guangzhou.
As of this August, travellers have been offered 72-hour free-visa stay in the city, and more and more foreigners are expected to be visiting in the future. The weibo is expected to offer better services for the expatriates and attract more and more people from around the world.
An online event "We love Guangzhou" is being held on the weibo. Forward it and you will get the chance to win a set of beautiful postcard.