Mark Zuckerberg may have fallen foul of power struggles between internet regulators and other authorities
For a little while, Facebook was poised for a comeback in China, where it has been banned for almost a decade.
On Wednesday a government database showed Facebook had been approved to set up an office in the eastern province of Zhejiang. Facebook said it was interested in opening “an innovation hub” in Zhejiang, similar to others it has started elsewhere. Then on Thursday, the filing had disappeared and terms related to the operation were censored on Chinese social media.