The Communist Youth League of China, members of which are seen in this file photograph, said in its first tweet that it would use Twitter to “deliver information about the league and on issues of interest to young people”. Photo: AP

China’s Communist Youth League opens Twitter account amid crackdown on internet access

Social media platform will help Beijing expand its ‘ideological battlefield’ beyond national borders, expert says

Topic |   Censorship in China

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The Communist Youth League of China, members of which are seen in this file photograph, said in its first tweet that it would use Twitter to “deliver information about the league and on issues of interest to young people”. Photo: AP
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.