Facebook said it may consider to open a sales office in China to work with local advertisers, who use the website to reach foreign customers. According to people with knowledge of this matter, in a move that would put the social network employment in the country for the first time, even as its service remains banned there.
Facebook could open an office in China within a year to deliver a growing circle of customers in the country, said by a person with knowledge of this situation, and because the information is private, so the person asked not to be identified. The world’s largest social networking company is in discussions to rent space in Beijing’s Fortune Financial Center, located in the city’s central business district.
The company hasn’t determined whether to hire contractors or regular employees in a sales office, which would necessitate an operating license,. Opening a China office would mark up a considerable step for Facebook given the country is one of the last large markets that remains relatively unexploited by the company.