Chinese Foreign Ministry responds over media reports of new twitter account

Chinese Foreign Ministry responds over media reports of new twitter account
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BEIJING - Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday denied opening an official account on Twitter account which remained inaccessible in China link a large part of its official media uses it to highlight their news content.

“It looks real?. You are being fooled by this,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a media briefing here when asked about a Twitter account claiming to be that of Chinese Foreign Ministry.

“It is further proof that on cybersecurity we must have a discerning eye. We must adopt a cooperative approach and deal with the risks and challenges by global cooperation,” Mr. Lu said.

He however skirted a question whether his ministry has complained to the microbogging platform Twitter about the account being operated in its name.

Internal social media, including Twitter and Facebook, besides Internet link Google remained blocked by Chinese firewalls. They can be accessed only through VPNs, (Virtual Private Networks) which circumvent the Chinese firewalls.

Beijing