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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 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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