Facebook Rumored to be Partnering with Baidu to Launch New, Separate Social Network in China

Several China-based publications are reporting that Facebook has signed a deal with Chinese internet search giant Baidu to create a special social network for China. Facebook’s is blocked by the Chinese government, so the rumors indicate that the company will create a new social network especially for Chinese market of 500 million internet users, and that this site won’t be integrated with Facebook.