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Twitter’s Mr. Costolo goes to China

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo
Adam Jeffery | CNBC
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is currently visiting China in an attempt to learn more about the country's tech and culture trends, according to the company.

Twitter insists that this trip isn't to gain a foothold in the lucrative market, where Twitter has been blocked to users for six years by mandate of the Chinese government. Instead, it's a temperature test for how the population uses technology in general.

"Dick is visiting China because he wants to learn more about the Chinese culture and the country's thriving technology sector," a Twitter spokesman told Re/code. "We have no plans to change anything about our service in order to enter the market."

Read the whole story at Re/code.

By Mike Isaac, Re/code.net.

CNBC's parent NBC Universal is an investor in Re/code's parent Revere Digital, and the companies have a content-sharing arrangement.

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