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Internet crackdown: Mark Zuckerberg meets senior Chinese leader

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen on stage during a town hall

Beijing : Amid a crackdown by the Chinese authorities on the use of the internet, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg held a meeting with Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) leader Liu Yunshan yesterday.

In the meeting, Liu expressed hope that Facebook should work with Chinese internet enterprises to enhance exchanges and share advanced technology and experience so as to make outcome of the internet development better benefit the people of all countries, reports Xinhua.

Zuckerberg, who is in Beijing to attend the annual meeting of the China Development Forum, expressed that he would work with Chinese peers to create a better world in cyberspace.

Liu also pressed that Cyberspace was the common space of mankind and added that it was the common responsibility for the international community to build a ‘community of shared future’ in cyberspace.

Chinese President Xi Jinping had last December called for building a community of shared future in cyberspace while addressing the Second World Internet Conference in east China’s Zhejiang Province.

Meanwhile, Beijing regulates the use of internet which is heavily censored across the country and has banned western social media companies like Facebook Twitter.

Zuckerberg for long has been in a attempt to make the Facebook accessible in the country, which is considered to be the largest number of Internet users.

But China is only increasing its control over internet and its internet regulator has repeatedly warned that an untamed cyberspace would pose a risk to domestic security. (ANI)

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