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Uproar in China over Xinhua's Twitter Account


Xinhua News Agency's Twitter account has enraged Chinese people.

The Chinese are banned from using Twitter, Facebook and almost all other social networking sites.

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These sites are behind the "Great Firewall of China." But Xinhua, the official news agency of China's communist party has its own Twitter account and many Chinese are outraged about it.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Weiliang Nie, a senior producer with the BBC's China Service, about the issue.