Follow Engadget, the Chinese government’s strict regulations in recent times have made Microsoft decide to close the local version of the social network for professionals. In its comment, LikedIn said, “While we have been successful in helping our Chinese members find employment and development opportunities, we have not found the same level of success in all aspects. more social aspect of information sharing and updating”.
LinkedIn is about to flee from China
Basically, LinkedIn is not going to give up the Chinese market entirely. The service is working on a standalone job board app called InJobs – an app that won’t have a social feed or any way to share posts or articles.
Reportedly, during its employment, LinkedIn agreed to comply with Chinese government restrictions and block certain content when it launched in the country in February 2014. However, in March, the company prevented new Chinese users from signing up, while ensuring that they comply with the laws of the countries. A few months later, China said 105 apps violated data collection laws, including LinkedIn.
The Microsoft-owned service is the last major American social network that is still officially operating in China. The country banned Signal and Clubhouse earlier this year. Previously, Facebook and Twitter were blocked in China since 2009 and China banned Instagram in 2014.