A university professor in China has divided opinion after setting his students an assignment to add as many friends as possible on the messaging app WeChat.
Those enrolled on the Internet and New Media course at Henan University of Economics and Law in Central China’s Henan Province, have been set the task as part of a social media management module.
Students say they need to add at least 1,000 new WeChat friends to pass the assignment, which accounts for 30% of their final grade.
WeChat is the equivalent to WhatsApp in China – and with more than one billion monthly users – it is the country’s most popular social media platform. Read more