New Chinese Consul General Wants to ‘Chat’

The Chinese Consulate in NYC ushered in the new year with a new consul general, Qiyue Zhang, and at her first in-office Chinese New Year celebration recently, she announced that the consulate will have a new WeChat account. As one of the largest social networks in China, WeChat has over 460 million active users, mentions SinoVision. The account will give updates on topics ranging from visas to study abroad programs to U.S.-China news. Their first major task – providing tips and information for the many Chinese visiting the U.S. during the New Year. Through the platform, “We are able to access people we couldn’t otherwise reach,” says Zhang. Watch more from the festivities in the SinoVision report above.

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