Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg continues his first trip to China hobnobbing with the who’s who of China’s tech scene. Earlier today, he was received by top executives at the Sina headquarters. According to Sina.com spokeswoman Liu Qi, Zuckerberg “exchanged his views on China’s Internet market and wanted to understand Sina’s Weibo (microblog), the hottest Internet product in the country.” Sina’s star has been rising rapidly over the last year with the launch of its own microblogging platform, Weibo, which added 50 million users in its first 12 months and is well on its way to break the 100 million mark in 2011.
The above images were taken earlier today by starstruck Sina employees and floated around on Weibo. Unconfirmed reports say Zuckerberg met Wang Jianzhou, CEO of China Mobile, yesterday. But so far, China Mobile hasn’t confirmed whether a meeting took place and neither were any pictures leaked out on the Chinese interwebs.
Anyhow, we hope someone’s already told Zuckerberg that he will need a VPN to update his status on his own website.
Previously on Shanghaiist
Spotted: Mark Zuckerberg in Beijing