Facebook and Baidu have entered into a deal to launch a Chinese web site, according to reports from the company.
According to Sohu News (translated page), which cited unnamed sources, the two companies would set up a new site that would have no connection to Facebook.com.
The report had nothing to say about how Baidu would be involved, but considering its reach, thanks to the most popular search engine it operates in China, it could help the site quickly gain popularity, according to analysts.
They say, it would be interesting to see what Facebook makes with this move into China.
Currently, the social network as also Twitter and YouTube are blocked under the Chinese censusorship regulations.
According to analysts this is not the first instance of reports of a possible foray by Facebook into the Chinese market. There were reports in 2007 about Facebook's attempts at acquiring Chinese social network, Zhanzuo.