7 December 2019

Top court opens Weibo, WeChat accounts, paper says

China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) has set up its own accounts on Sina Weibo and WeChat, two of the country’s leading social media tools, in an effort to promote judicial transparency, Shanghai Daily reported Friday. By 3 pm Thursday, nearly 76,000 Weibo users had become “followers” of the account after the court published its first post around 10 am announcing the opening of the account, it said. A statement on the SPC website said the new media accounts signal the top court’s efforts to boost openness, value public opinions and widen the channel for the masses to oversee judicial authorities.

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