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Brad Pitt joins Chinese Twitter

Brad Pitt has finally joined the digital age, with news that he’s opened up an account on China’s most popular social networking site. 

The Hollywood superstar has so far refrained from joining micro-blogging sites, but he made an appearance online on January 7 as he sent out his first message on the Chinese version of Twitter Sina Weibo.

The cryptic post, written in Mandarin, simply reads, ‘It is the truth. Yup, I'm coming...’

Brad’s mysterious message has already won him more than 160,000 followers, but, in a strange twist, it was removed hours later. It is not clear whether the actor is actually planning a trip to China in 2013.

The 49-year-old hunk was banned from entering the Asian nation after starring in 1997 film Seven Years in Tibet, in which he played a tutor to the young Dalai Lama. The movie portrayed China’s rule over the Tibetan people in a less-than-flattering light.

Reports suggest Brad's addition to Weibo could be part of the marketing plan for women's perfume Chanel No. 5, for which he is a spokesman.

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