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Daily Digital Pulse of China: Chinese Cabinet on WeChat, Jet Li and Alipay's Foundation, & Alibaba's New Employee

China Digital

The Chinese Government Now has a WeChat Account

China’s cabinet, also known as the State Council, has begun releasing official government information on its public WeChat account. The account, which is named Gazette office of the State Council, is aimed at publicizing administrative laws, orders of the state council, personnel appointments and removal, and important government rules and documents. The account released its first notice on Tuesday, announcing changes of personnel in the state forestry fire prevention office. On Wednesday, a circular was released on urban planning approval of an eastern city. WeChat has become a major way for officials and government to release information and display transparency. Followers of the account can view, download, and share information and documents, but cannot comment like they can on Weibo.

Source: Want China Times

China Digital

Jet Li and Alipay Team Up to Form One Foundation

Jet Li and Alipay have founded One Foundation, a foundation to which donors can make charitable contributions via smart phones and tablets.  Members join a monthly program that is embedded into the Alipay Wallet app, which is a mobile app designed to transfer funds electronically through the Internet.  The default amount for donations is 30 yuan per month.  Contributors will be able to find out how their donations are being used through their mobile phones.

Source: Want China Times

China Digital

One of Facebook's Executives Leave the Company for a Position at Alibaba

Two of Facebook’s major employees are leaving the company – and one of them is heading for Alibaba.  Ashley Zandy was with Facebook for over two years and is supposedly leaving the company to become the associate director of international corporate affairs for Alibaba.  Zandy will stay in Silicon Valley and oversee all corporate and financial communications that happen outside of China.

Source: Want China Times


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