Russian communication watchdog Roskomnadzor removed China’s most popular social networking tool WeChat from the list of prohibited websites this Thursday, nearly one week after the app was blocked for failing to comply with the country’s regulations.

The regulator said WeChat has now “provided the information that is necessary to include them in the registry” of online firms.

When the app was blocked on May 4, the news sparked heated discussions on China’s online community because the situation is drawing a comparison on China’s ban on western services, like Facebook and Twitter.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.