World-renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking opened an account on Chinese microblog Weibo on Tuesday, attracting 1.3 million followers in 8 hours. (Xinhuanet file photo)

BEIJING, April 12 (Xinhua) -- World-renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking opened an account on Chinese microblog Weibo on Tuesday, attracting 1.3 million followers in 8 hours.

"Greetings to my friends in China! It has been too long!" his first entry said.

Hawking is very popular in China for his work developing the Big Bang Theory and perseverance in overcoming the difficulties of his disabilities, especially among young people. Hawking's A Brief History of Time has long been a bestseller in China's bookstores.

Hawking said he can now regularly communicate with Chinese people through social media and that he hopes share more about his life and work while also learning from his followers.

Hawking's account attracted more than 1.3 million followers as of the press time, only eight hours after his first entry at 10:12 a.m. Beijing Time. He had more than 220,000 comments and 440,000 thumb ups. It also became a hot topic on Weibo, affiliated with China's largest internet company Sina, as over 20 million read the entry.

At the last count, Sina had more than 222 million active accounts, the company said.

"Nice to meet you, Mr. Hawking! I have a question for you - do aliens really exist?" user Lo-Ling asked in Chinese in response to Hawking's first entry.

"Welcome to Weibo. I remember your last visit in China. It made me very excited at the age of 15. Hope you will enjoy yourself here and share more with us," user Gratl wrote in English.

Hawking said he last visited China in 2006 for a physics conference in Beijing. His first trip to China was in 1985 when he travelled across the country by train.

"In my physical travels, I have only been able to touch the surface of your fascinating history and culture," Hawking said in one post, using the signature S.H. to indicate he was personally making the entry.

Sina told Xinhua that Hawking's team contacted them earlier this year to verify his application. The account says in the introduction that it is jointly operated by Hawking's team and U.S. social media company Stradella Road.

"Weibo will become an important channel for Prof. Hawking to communicate with his Chinese fans," Sina told Xinhua, "he will bring many surprises for us."

BARCELONA superstars rose gold , March 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese mobile device manufacturer ZTE has begun to showcase a range of smart devices at the 2015 Mobile World Congress, which opened here on Monday.

"We are very excited to confirm the upcoming European availability for several of our hottest new products," said Kan Yulun, Vice President of ZTE Corporation and CEO of EMEA & LATAM adidas pharrell superstar hot pink , ZTE Mobile Devices. He promised his company's products would be available in markets across Europe.

Among those products are the voice operated ZTE Star 2, the Blade S6 and Spro 2, which is a smart projector with an Android operating system.

The Star 2 has English language GPS as well as speech to text input with a Spanish version under development, while the Blade S6 features a set of gesture and motion controls known as Smart Sense.

The Blade S6 will be launched in Spain adidas superstar 2 womens white , Germany and France at the end of this month, where it will be available through network providers, while it is also set for launch in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Perhaps the most interesting product ZTE has presented in Barcelona is the ZTE Grand S3 smartphone, which has an eye recognition system as a means of unblocking it.

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Twenty-nine of the cases involved senior officials, the statement said.

The campaign targets the practice of spending public funds on gifts, banquets and holidays. The number of such cases has reduced annually, the CCDI said.

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