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Facebook unsure it can enter China because of government regulations

Michael Kan | Feb. 3, 2012
China, one of the world's largest Internet markets, could be out of reach of Facebook because of the Chinese government's strict censorship policies, the company said in its filing on Wednesday for an initial public offering (IPO).

"I think Facebook will enter China. Zuckerberg wants to come. But it will be extremely difficult," Shi said, noting China's censorship laws and the popularity of social networking sites already operating in the country.

"Foreign Internet companies still don't quite understand the Chinese Internet market or its users' habits. Even if the companies don't involve themselves with sensitive topics, it will still be hard for them to succeed," he added.


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