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Bigger than Oprah

Actress Yao Chen on Friday became the first Chinese microblogger with 5 million followers, even more than U.S. celebrity Oprah Winfrey - underlining the rapid growth of the Internet in China.

Yao, a popular television actress, is the most-followed person on the microblog service of Chinese portal Sina, which is far and away China’s leader, claiming more than 50 million users.

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