Launched in February 2004, Facebook is a social networking service founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Early investors included Microsoft and Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka- shing, through his namesake charitable foundation.

Despite a series of early setbacks, internet entrepreneur Wang Xing has managed to build what is now considered as China’s leading on-demand services platform – Meituan Dianping

The story of the Tsinghua graduate leading Meituan Dianping

Wang Xing, the co-founder of Meituan Dianping, credits the success of Facebook in the US more than a decade ago for inspiring him to drop out of graduate school and become an entrepreneur, which put him on a winding path to create China’s leading e-commerce platform for services.