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Top China blogger praises social media despite ban

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One of China's most popular micro-bloggers -- with tens of millions of followers -- praised social media Tuesday as the country's least-censored method of expression, even as he was blocked from using it. 

Lee Kai-fu, then a vice president of Google Inc., at Google's headquarters in Taipei on May 5, 2008. Lee, one of China's most popular micro-bloggers -- with tens of millions of followers -- praised social media Tuesday as the country's least-censored method of expression, even as he was blocked from using it.

Kai-Fu Lee, a former head of Google China, drew widespread attention after announcing on Sunday he faced a three-day ban from China's popular Twitter-like Weibo services, Sina and Tencent, where he has a whopping 30 million and 24 million followers respectively.

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