The Chinese version of its service will close later this year. The company cited “a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China” as a reason for professionals to shut down the local version of its social network.
“While we have had success in helping Chinese members find jobs and economic opportunities, we have not had the same level of success in more social aspects of sharing and awareness.” . For example, the company is not abandoning China altogether. It’s working on a standalone job board app called Injobs, where there will be no way to share social feeds or posts or articles.
LinkedIn agreed to comply with state sanctions and block certain content when it launched in China in February 2014. In March, the company barred new Chinese users from signing up for a spell when it made sure it complied with the laws of the countries. A few months later, China said 105 apps were violating data collection laws, .
The Microsoft-owned service was the latest major social network in the United States to still operate officially in China. The country is forbidden Signal And Clubhouse Earlier this year. Facebook and Twitter have been blocked there Since 2009, And China has blocked Instagram In 2014.
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