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Australian PM Rudd opens WeChat account  

澳洲总理陆克文开通微信 用中文向华人送祝福(图)

澳洲总理陆克文(Kevin Rudd)继去年开通新浪微博后,在联邦选战如火如荼进行的时候,不但在微博上更新自己的动态和行踪,还意外地开通了微信(ID: KevinRuddOfficial),势要和华人选民打成一片。 [查看全文]
2013-08-15 16:05 Ecns.cn Web Editor: yaolan

(ECNS) -- Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd opened an official account on Chinese mobile social communication application WeChat on Tuesday, according to a report by Australian local media on Wednesday.

With the title "Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd opens official WeChat account", a Chinese WeChat message posted by Rudd on Tuesday became a hit among WeChat users in Australia.

In a video contained in the message, Rudd expressed his willingness to strengthen links with the public through WeChat.

"I will be very glad to share with you the happiness of my life through WeChat," said Rudd.

Since the message was posted near Chinese Valentine's Day " or Qixi Festival-- in the video, Rudd also sends his wishes to all the couples.

Rudd has long been active in online social networking. He opened a Sina Weibo account on April 18, 2012, and garnered more than 500,000 Chinese followers. Each of his posts, written in Chinese, receives hundreds, if not thousands, of comments.

Kevin Rudd is committed to winning more support among Chinese communities in Australia as he tries to gain an upper hand in the 2013 federal election.


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