China’s Premier Debuts on Facebook

A supporter of China’s prime minister, Wen Jiabao, has set up a page on Facebook. His page already has close to 25,000 fans (as of May 29, 6PM GMT) underlining his growing popularity in the aftermath of the earthquake – Mr. Wen drew much praise when he flew to Sichuan in the hours after the earthquake and traveled around to hard-hit towns to express sympathy with victims. It is unclear who the supporter is and whether he or she has ties to the government since there has been no official comment by the government in the official media.

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- 45’000 as of June 3
- 50’000 as of June 13
- 55’000 as of July 30