Online Ambassador: Chinese Province to Appoint "Internet Spokesperson"

China’s central government has urged local officials to get more Internet savvy. One provincial government that knows a little something about online scorn is heeding the call.

China’s southern Yunnan province plans to appoint an Internet spokesperson, according to state-run Xinhua news agency (in Chinese). Provincial authorities hope the new person, when appointed, will give them the initiative when dealing with Web users as well as the general public.

Wu Hao, deputy chief of Yunnan provincial government’s propaganda office, said that it’s time for local governments to change their image as not being responsive when communicating with the public, according to the report on Xinhua.

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