Post-Facebook IPO: Is China On The Horizon?

Persistence pays, goes the motto, and, in some cases, more handsomely than others. Facebook’s ambition to pursue a business relationship with China has not dwindled, and if anything, the company’s May 18 initial public offering makes the proposition even more enticing, with the potential to double the worth of the social network for investors.

By some estimates, entering China could add to the more than 900 million users Facebook already has by half a billion, according to SmartMoney.

If Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg were to gain entry to China, where Facebook has been blocked since 2009, he’d be somewhat late to the party and have to hit the ground running to catch up with competitors already on the playing field there, including Renren, Sina, and Tencent.

It would be landmark if this move were to happen, as SmartMoney pointed out that Twitter, YouTube, and Google are also all banned for the 450 million or so people in China with Internet access.

Readers: Is it worth the time for Facebook to pursue China, or should Zuckerberg and party focus their energies elsewhere?

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