Twitter’s new China head wants to ‘work together’ with state media

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BEIJING: The new head of Twitter in China has called for “closer partnership” with Communist Party-backed state media, leading many of the social network’s users to question her appointment. IT engineer Kathy Chen, who was appointed managing director for the greater China region last week, worked with the Chinese army and more recently American tech giants including Microsoft and Cisco. Like Facebook, YouTube and other sites, Twitter is blocked in mainland China but many people and institutions — including state media — access accounts via Virtual Private Networks.

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