Facebook remains blocked and censored in China, yet the company is planning on opening a sales office there according to Bloomberg, in an attempt to get closer to Chinese companies and advertisers that have a global reach.
Reports tell us that Facebook is eyeing up a spot in Beijing’s bustling central business district and one has to wonder if the move could eventually lead to a relaxing of censors on Facebook in China. After all, Zuckerberg must be itching to reach that new (and massive) audience, plus its recently acquired WhatsApp isn’t blocked in China.
Facebook could open an office in China within a year to serve a growing set of customers in the country, said a person with knowledge of the situation, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.
On first glance, it may seem like a strange move if the site is to remain censored but it is something that Google has done before.
This is certainly a story worth keeping an eye on as Facebook continues to search for new ways to rejuvenate itself.