15 April 2016, USA :
Jack Dorsey,chief executive officer tweeted saying Twitter Inc has appointed Kathy Chen as its Greater China managing director on Thursday.
China has banned Twitter since 2009, still it has been courting Chinese companies to buy advertising space on its service used by more than 300 million people.
“A big welcome to Twitter, @KathyChen2016! She joins us as our MD for China!”, Dorsey said in a tweet.
Chen, who according to her Twitter profile appears to be based in Hong Kong, said in a tweet that she was looking to “create more value for Chinese enterprises, creators, partners and developers”.
Twitter in February reported its first quarter with no growth in users since it went public.
Twitter said that it would be focusing on bringing its enterprise offerings, such as advertising and customer service platform.
“We will look to Kathy’s leadership to help us identify ways in which Twitter’s platform and technology assets can be utilised to create further value for enterprises, creators, influencers, partners and developers in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan,” the company said.
Like Twitter, Facebook and Google are banned in China as well, Efforts are being taken to reinstall social media platforms in China. Only time will tell!
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