Zuck Meets With China’s Propaganda Czar

BREITBART — After a spectacular failure in India, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg landed a rare meeting with China’s propaganda czar Liu Yunshan while in Beijing to attend the China Development Forum.

According to a report from China’s state-run news agency Xinhua, during the meeting Liu commended Zuckerberg for Facebook’s “advanced” technology and, all too appropriately, his management methods. He praised the CEO for his “cooperative” attitude regarding the country’s strict Internet regulations and added that China “hopes (Facebook) can strengthen exchanges, share experiences and improve mutual understanding with China’s Internet companies.”

The meeting comes nearly 7 years after Facebook was banned from the country following civil rioting that was organized using social media. China’s recent tightening of Internet restrictions regarding foreign online publishers follows a confirmation from China’s Internet czar, Lu Wei, that the country has no plans to lift their foreign website ban any time soon.

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