Sina Corp. said on Thursday the English—language service of its popular Chinese—language Weibo microblog will be aimed at foreign users. It said no date was set for a launch.

One of China’s biggest Web portals says it plans to launch an English—language microblog, entering a market dominated by U.S.—based Twitter.

Sina Corp. said on Thursday the English—language service of its popular Chinese—language Weibo microblog will be aimed at foreign users. It said no date was set for a launch.

The company says the new English—language service will be subject to Chinese government regulations on content that require censors to remove material on sensitive topics.

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