Agence France-PresseDecember 1, 2013 01:19
British Prime Minister David Cameron has joined Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, and posted his first message ahead of a visit to Beijing, Downing Street said Saturday.
"Hello my friends in China. I'm pleased to have joined Weibo and look forward to visiting China very soon," he said in English and Mandarin in his first message.
It has since been forwarded more than 24,000 times.
Cameron has attracted more than 101,000 followers since setting up his account, which helpfully points out that he has the star sign Libra.