中国国务院新闻办公室8日发表了《中国互联网状况》白皮书。白皮书表示，互联网新应用新服务为人们表达意见提供了更广阔的空间。博客（blog）、微博客（microblog）、视频分享、社交网站（social networking websites）等新兴网络服务在中国发展迅速，为中国公民通过互联网进行交流提供了更便捷的条件。网民踊跃参与网上信息传播、参与网上内容创造，大大丰富了互联网上信息内容。
The new applications and services on the Internet have provided a broader scope for people to express their opinions. The newly-emerging online services, including blog, microblog, video-sharing and social networking websites, are developing rapidly in China, and provide greater convenience for Chinese citizens to communicate online. Actively participating in online information communication and content creation, netizens have greatly enriched Internet information and content.
——Excerpt from the white paper: The Internet in China
"We will continue to offer a wide range of social media products and communication tools to increase user base," CEO Charles Chao said during a conference call yesterday.
Sina has begun to offer the beta version of its Twitter-like microblog service since September, which has attracted around 5 million registered users. Other domestic portals such as Sohu and NetEase also launched similar services last year.
——Excerpt from Higher expenses erode Sina's Q4 profit
He, 46, is one of a growing number of CPPCC members who have turned to microblogging to reach out to the country's Internet community this year.
The online trend differs from a traditional blog by being much smaller in content and file size. A microblog entry can be made up of just a short sentence.
So far, He has more than 26,000 online fans. His microblog not only facilitates his communication with netizens these days, it has also helped him gather their suggestions and concerns when he was preparing his proposals for CPPCC meetings.
——Excerpt from Microblogging carries the sessions to the Internet