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WeChat uses Chinese students in US to spread its usage

Published Tue, Nov 25, 2014 · 09:50 PM

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WECHAT, one of China's most popular mobile-messaging applications, is turning to thousands of students studying in the US to spread its usage across the country.

One of those is Xiaoxing Han, who graduated last year from Michigan State University. Ms Han, 25, introduced her off-campus church to WeChat, which is owned by Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. Now, about 15 fellow members are using WeChat to stay in touch with friends and to alert the 4,000-person Chinese community about church events.

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