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Facebook leases office space in China

Facebook may be banned China, but that hasn't stopped the company from trying to make inroads into the country. 

Forbes quotes sina.com as saying that the tech giant has signed a three-year lease for an 800 sq m office in Beijing's central business district. 

Bloomberg has confirmed the news, quoting people familiar with the matter. 

According to Forbes, a China-based Facebook team would most likely focus on sales, though they may also soon start exploring the launch of a China-based site. 

Both Facebook and Twitter were blocked in China in 2009. 

Sources: Forbes, Bloomber