Guess who’s on Twitter? On Friday the Associated Press broke a story about a rare Q&A between the Dalai Lama and members of the Chinese public via Twitter. Wang Lixiong, a Chinese writer who converted to Buddhism facilitated the conversation, hosted the give and take. Although Twitter is banned by Chinese officials, Chinese nationals can find ways around these government controls. By Friday night Wang’s feed had over 8,000 followers. Perhaps, as Wang believes, this might signal a coming era of improved communications between the Dalai Lama and China.

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