Huge sympathy for cancer-stricken top China blogger
BEIJING (AFP) - One of China's most popular microbloggers received a huge outpouring of sympathy on Friday after he announced online that he has cancer.
Mr Lee Kaifu, a former head of Google China, has more than 51 million followers - more than the entire population of Spain - on Sina Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter, and is ranked as its most influential user.
"Life is limited but the world moves on. At the end of the day, everybody is equal before cancer," he said in his post late on Thursday.
A Taiwanese-born American who now runs a capital venture fund in Beijing incubating technology start-ups, Mr Lee is respected by China's young as an inspirational and gritty figure.