Dalai Lama Uses Twitter to Chat with Chinese

The Dalai Lama joined Twitter in February, and today he used the platform to circumvent Chinese censorship as he held a one hour Q&A session via Twitter with Chinese web users.

The Twitter chat was hosted by Chinese writer Wang Lixiong who was with the Dalai Lama in his New York hotel room. His responses were translated by a Chinese interpreter and tweeted on Lixiong’s Twitter account (which you can check out now, you just have to use "Google translate").

According to Mashable, "It’s not known how many Chinese people were able to follow the tweets as Twitter is blocked in China. Still there are an estimated 150,000 people in China who use Twitter, and access to the Dalai Lama’s responses were accessible via third-party Twitter applications."

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