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Mark Zuckerberg jogs in China without a mask; draws amusing comments

Mark Zuckerberg jogs in China without a mask; draws amusing comments

A photo of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg jogging Friday morning in downtown Beijing's notorious smog has prompted a several amusing comments and some mockery on Chinese social media.

Facebook's co-founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, announced his arrival in Beijing with a casual message about what a job must be at the center of China's capital, which has been suffering from a weeklong bout of hazardous air pollution.

It s great to be back in Beijing! I kicked off my visit with a run through Tiananmen Square, past the Forbidden City and over to the Temple of Heaven, Mr. Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook, most likely using a virtual private network to get around the Chinese government Internet filters, which block his site.

Zuckerberg posted the photo to his Facebook page of him and five others running through Tiananmen Square with the famous gate to the Forbidden City imperial palace in the background. None wore the air-filtering face masks that are ubiquitous in Beijing and other Chinese cities

The young tech tycoon is in Beijing to attend an economic forum over the weekend, when some of the world's business and finances leaders will be with senior Chinese politicians.

At the forum, Zuckerberg said that artificial intelligence (AI) is the most promising technology that can change the world, said Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday.

Artificial intelligence will understand senses, such as vision and feeling, better than human beings. Its application in daily lives such as autonomous driving will improve the world, Zuckerberg said at the China Development Forum in Beijing.

During the past two years, Mr. Zuckerberg has made several high-profile trips to China and has done little to stifle conjecture about his ambitions to bring Facebook to the country.

Mark Zuckerberg jogs in China without a mask; draws amusing comments