Posted by Eric Mu on Friday, June 20, 2008 at 6:32 PM
China's President Hu Jintao had a brief online chat with members of the People's Daily's 'Strong Country' online forum this morning.
The whole chat lasted about four minutes. President Hu answered three questions asked by three netizens. The three questions were:
1. Do you use the Internet?
President Hu said that he did use the Internet quite often, though not every day. He pointed out that the People's Daily' Strong Country Forum is one of the few sites he checks every time he gets online.
He said the Internet is an important source of news as well as a channel where the president can find out what netizens' concerns are, and a way to gather their opinions. Then the moderator said the President was very busy and announced the end of the talk. Hu wished everyone good health and happy life.
Possibly because of the sudden increase of traffic, many netizens who were eager to have a word with their president found the site inaccessible. Nevertheless, their unanswered questions are posted on the forum. Some of the questions:
- Are you angry with the harsh questions posted on the forum?
This is a video of Hu's online chat session that has been uploaded to Youku.com:
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