Twitter CEO Dick Costolo doesn’t expect his company’s service to be unblocked in China anytime soon, but he admitted on Wednesday at the inaugural Code Conference that Twitter is working on figuring out what kind of service it could launch there down the road.
Costolo said Twitter is in the “very beginning stages of conversations about what it would look like or feel like.” He did not provide any more detail.
Twitter has been blocked in China for six years, but Costolo visited the country in March in what the company described at the time as a voyage to “learn more about the Chinese culture and the country’s thriving technology sector.”
In the session on Wednesday, Costolo explained that the visit also gave him the chance to talk to Chinese companies that advertise globally on Twitter about other ways they can work together.
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