(Reuters) - Facebook Inc
"We have long said that we are interested in China, and are spending time understanding and learning more about the country in different ways," a Facebook spokesperson said by email.
"Our focus right now is on helping Chinese businesses and developers expand to new markets outside China by using our ad platform."
It was unclear if China's various internet regulators were aware of the app's existence, the Times said.
Western social media websites like Facebook and Twitter
Zuckerberg in February all but ruled out an expansion in the world's most populous country, saying there would be "no news at all in the near term."
(Reporting by Vibhuti Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza)
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