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LinkedIn plans to shut down web service in China

LinkedIn China
Posted at 5:18 PM, Oct 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-02 20:10:01-04

Microsoft, which owns LinkedIn, plans to shut down the job-connecting site in China later this year.

In a blog post, Mohak Shroff, senior vice president of engineering for LinkedIn, said the website "is facing a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China."

According to the Wall Street Journal, China's internet regulator told LinkedIn in March that it had 30 days to better regulate its content to be in compliance with local law.

The company plans on launching a new version of its website called InJobs. It will not feature a social feed or the ability to share posts or articles.

"Our new strategy for China is to put our focus on helping China-based professionals find jobs in China and Chinese companies find quality candidates," Shroff said.

LinkedIn launched in China in 2014 and reportedly drew more than 50 million years in seven years.