A woman looks at a Weibo advertisement inside a subway station in Beijing. Photo: SCMP Pictures
A woman looks at a Weibo advertisement inside a subway station in Beijing. Photo: SCMP Pictures

How showbiz stars and pretty boys came to the rescue of China’s version of Twitter

Celebrities have flocked to Weibo after censors forced the closure of high-profile social and political commentators’ accounts

A woman looks at a Weibo advertisement inside a subway station in Beijing. Photo: SCMP Pictures
A woman looks at a Weibo advertisement inside a subway station in Beijing. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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