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Facebook denies establishing rep. office in Vietnam

Updated at Thursday, 09 Aug 2018, 08:01
The Hanoitimes - A Facebook representative has refuted information saying the US company has set up a representative office in Vietnam.
Facebook's representative in Vietnam has confirmed to VnEconomy that the world's largest social media network has not set up a representative office in Vietnam as many people are mistaken.
 
The image prompted many people to question whether Facebook had set up a representative office in Vietnam
The image prompted many people to question whether Facebook had set up a representative office in Vietnam. Photo: VnEconomy
On August 7, on social network and some media in Vietnam, there appeared the image of a business called "Asia Facebook Services Joint Stock Company", based in the Binh Tri Dong B ward, Binh Tan district, Ho Chi Minh City.

The company’s logo is printed with blue - the featured color of Facebook - and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and information stating "Representative office - Solving all Facebook issues in Vietnam."

The logo also showcases a corporate tax code and a customer care hotline 1900299998. With the above-mentioned information, many people have questioned the fact that Facebook had set up a representative office in Vietnam.

Talking to VnEconomy on August 8, Facebook’s representative in Vietnam said that the logo is like Facebook advertising services, but it is not Facebook’s official office in Vietnam.

According to a study, on Facebook’s NewsRoom, there does not appear the name of Vietnam in the list of countries that Facebook have officially opened a representative office. At present, Asian countries on this list include India, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Japan.

As for the above-mentioned images, information from Vietnam’s business registration portal shows that the so-called Asia Facebook Services Joint Stock Company was licensed in July 2018, owned by Tang Thi Kim Lien, focusing on advertising activities. The firm is headquartered at No.37 24A street, Binh Tri Dong B ward, Binh Tan district, Ho Chi Minh City.

According to Statista, Vietnam had 59 million Facebook users as of July 2018, being the seventh-largest market worldwide.
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