LONDON, July 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese embassy in London launched its Wechat and Facebook accounts on Wednesday, in an effort to improve consular services and strengthen China-Britain relationship.
"Social media is becoming a new platform for China's public diplomacy," said Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming in the opening ceremony held in Chinese embassy in London.
The embassy's social media platforms will offer assistance to overseas Chinese, which will greatly help Chinese nationals living, working or studying in the Britain, he said.
They will reach out to the public with the latest and authoritative information about China-Britain relations and will be the best source of news, events, facts and figures of the latest development of China-Britain relations, he added.
"These social media platforms are good way to strengthen the popular support for the relations between our two country's and this is an ideal way to enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the people of our tow countries," he said.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United." Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."