It’s not clear who set up Wen’s profile; the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Council Press Office both said they were not aware of the page.
Facebook, one of the Web’s most popular social networking sites, allows users to create personal profiles. Fake profiles abound, however, with dozens for President Bush and a handful for Mother Teresa. At least one other profile of Wen exists on the site.
By early Wednesday, just two weeks since the profile’s creation May 14, about 14,000 Facebook users had signed on as Wen’s “supporters.”