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How Weibo Won Over China (VOA On Assignment Mar. 29)i
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March 29, 2013
VOA reporter Matt Hilburn joins On Assignment's Philip Alexiou to discuss the rise of Chinese social media site Sina Weibo. After China blocked Facebook and Twitter, Weibo quickly became the social network of choice for hundreds of millions of Chinese. But Matt says their posts are still subject to censorship.

How Weibo Won Over China (VOA On Assignment Mar. 29)

Published March 29, 2013

VOA reporter Matt Hilburn joins On Assignment's Philip Alexiou to discuss the rise of Chinese social media site Sina Weibo. After China blocked Facebook and Twitter, Weibo quickly became the social network of choice for hundreds of millions of Chinese. But Matt says their posts are still subject to censorship.

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