Zuckerberg's run in Beijing's toxic stirs Chinese public

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

BEIJING (AP) — A photo of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg jogging in downtown Beijing's notorious smog has prompted a torrent of amusing comments and some mockery on Chinese social media.

Zuckerberg is a favorite media personality among the Chinese public, despite Facebook being banned in the country alongside other popular overseas social media platforms. He's also become somewhat notorious for persistent yet so far futile efforts to woo leaders enforcing China's strict online censorship.

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 rub shoulders with senior Chinese politicians.

Zuckerberg posted the photo to his Facebook page of him and five others running Friday morning through Tiananmen Square.