The China Daily is the largest English language newspaper in China, and is of course run by a branch of the Chinese government. On its Foursquare page (it also has a Facebook Page and Twitter account) it says:
China Daily would like to take you to almost every corner of China and help you explore the misteries of the oriental country. Follow us to receive the tips and unlock our edition badges to enter into our SWEEPSTAKES!
The accounts are actually “ChinaDailyUSA” but we’re pretty sure that is just the main English account. From the “Friends” section of the Foursquare page below, it looks like the China Daily has around 60 friends on Foursquare, though we’d imagine this partnership will increase that number significantly, especially if the publication offers enticing deals (especially related to tourism) through the service. We’ll email Foursquare to see if it has any more info on the partnership.
Here’s the page: