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Chinese bloggers promote people-to-people ties with S. Korea

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BEIJING, Feb. 26 (Yonhap) -- South Korean Ambassador to China, Kwon Young-se, on Wednesday asked a group of influential Chinese bloggers to promote people-to-people ties with Seoul and help the two nations further cement bilateral relations.

Kwon made the remarks at a meeting with more than 100 Chinese bloggers after naming them "work as civilian" delegates to promote South Korea's image in China.

The move is part of the embassy's public diplomacy drive aimed at enhancing friendship between the two countries, embassy officials said.

The Chinese group, comprised of 103 bloggers who have a total of over 50 million followers, will try to promote mutual understanding and trust between the two nations through the embassy's Weibo account, officials said. Weibo is China's version of Twitter.

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