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According to new reports circulating in Bloomberg, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is in talks with China's largest search engine Baidu to make a new social networking platform for the country. It may be recalled that major social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are all banned in the autocratic country. Ever since the Jasmine revolution sparked off in the Arab asking for a removal of their governments, the Chinese establishment has only gotten stricter.

China is a huge market with the largest number of Internet users coming from the country. In fact, even when Facebook's official spokesperson Debbie Frost declined commenting on the developing story, she said, that the company is “currently studying and learning about China, as part of evaluating any possible approaches that could benefit our users, developers and advertisers.”

Baidu founder Robin Li and Mark Zuckerberg met in December last year and have known each other for sometime.

The news first came out on which quoted unnamed employees at Baidu as their source. The report also mentions that the new website would be independent of all of Facebook's international websites. 

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