Mark Zuckerberg Makes Surprise Cameo on Chinese TV

Mark Zuckerberg makes surprise cameo on Chinese TVBEIJING (AP) - Social media sites and blogs have lit up after eagle-eyed viewers spotted a surprise cameo in a Chinese TV documentary about the country's police force: Facebook (FB) founder Mark Zuckerberg and his now-wife, Priscilla Chan.

The documentary by CCTV was part of a series on Chinese police and high-tech crime-solving methods. A few seconds of footage showing Zuckerberg and Chan walking behind two police officers were shown included in a brief clip posted online by the Hebei province satellite station.

The footage shows the couple wearing the same clothes they were photographed in during a March 27 visit to Shanghai. Zuckerberg wears his custom hooded sweat shirt, this time in brown, and blue jeans, while Chan wears a printed short dress.

The clip shows Zuckerberg looking at the back of the police officers and smiling broadly as the couple walks off-screen. As they are shown, the narrator says: "There is a serious shortage in China's police manpower."

It was not immediately known whether CCTV producers had knowingly inserted Zuckerberg into the documentary. Facebook is blocked in China, along with Twitter, YouTube and other foreign social media, a reflection of the leadership's fear that its power could be threatened by allowing citizens to organize outside of Communist Party control and enjoy unfettered access to information.

Zuckerberg has visited China to vacation and to meet with high-tech entrepreneurs, including a 2010 lunch with Robin Li, CEO of leading Chinese search engine Baidu. He married the 27-year-old Chan on May 20 in a private ceremony at their home, during the same week that he turned 28 and stock for the social network site began trading publicly.

A spokesman for Facebook, based in California, declined to comment Monday on the video clip.

Watch the clip below; Zuckerberg and Chan appear at the 30 second mark.

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Photo shop.

May 31 2012 at 6:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I hope he and his new bride don't go to Disneyland; all other news will be obscured.

May 31 2012 at 5:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sorry, but who gives a ****?.. What's the point to this?..

May 31 2012 at 5:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Omg hes doing the Leo D. photo bomb walk! Someone meme this quickly!

May 31 2012 at 4:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How is this news?? And how does this article take precedence over other, more important matters that should be reported? Get some priorities. This article is garbage.

May 31 2012 at 2:14 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to sasa9990's comment

I totally agree with you!!! This is not news, Kim Kardashian being jealous of Rihanna is not new either!!! Why do these people get paychecks for garbage????

May 31 2012 at 2:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Come on, FaceBook is NOT permitted in China and no one else thinks that perhaps Mark Z & his bride had his hi-tech guru's add their images to this video??????? Wake-Up! Of course. He wants FB permitted in China (wouldn't you?) and what better way to draw attention to his plight then to have a "random" sighting of the two of them!

May 31 2012 at 1:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

was he there to have fun or to pas on same parameters and avoid google problems

May 30 2012 at 11:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

thats great! who cares.

May 30 2012 at 11:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He copied He knows nothing

May 30 2012 at 11:13 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Bob Sounder

Other peoples money can take you anywhere.

May 30 2012 at 10:28 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Bob Sounder's comment

Man you got that right !

May 30 2012 at 10:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply