Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is in the Chinese capital for an economic forum, posted a photo of himself and five others running through Tiananmen Square on Friday, with the gate to the Forbidden City imperial palace in the background.
The picture has received over 280,000 likes and reactions, shared by over 5900 times, and viewed by millions. Zuckerberg who is a favorite personality among the Chinese public, despite Facebook being banned in the country alongside other overseas social media platforms, presented his love for the country in yet another way.
In 2014, he conducted his entire 30-minute Q&A at Tsinghua University in China in Mandarin. On the Chinese Lunar New Year, he also shared a video in which he speaks in Chinese. In September 2015, he spoke entirely in Chinese during his meeting with President Xi Jinping of China. His wife's family speaks Chinese, and it also helps him understand Chinese culture.
On last Friday, Zuckerberg said in his post, “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. This also marks 100 miles in A Year of Running. Thanks to everyone who has been running with me -- both in person and around the world!”
Zuckerberg could be one of the best tourism ambassadors for Republic of China and in return government pay him just by lifting the ban on Facebook in the country.