After years of banning the use of social media within the communist state, China is finally allowing people to use Facebook and Twitter, but only within Shanghai's free-trade zone.

An unnamed source told the South China Morning Post:

"In order to welcome foreign companies to invest and to let foreigners live and work happily in the free-trade zone, we must think about how we can make them feel like at home. If they can’t get onto Facebook or read The New York Times, they may naturally wonder how special the free-trade zone is compared with the rest of China"

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