The move matured after the service owned by Microsoft was forced to lock the profiles of journalists and activists for human rights in China due to the content posted and deemed “prohibited”. The closure of the professional networking site, which has been operating in China since February 2014, will take place by the end of the year and marks the end of the last major American social media network capable of operating openly in the country.
LinkedIn, in a statement posted on his official blog, he explained that he made the decision after “dealing with a significantly more challenging operating environment and increased compliance requirements in China.” Mohak Shroff, executive vice president, stressed that “our decision to launch a local version of LinkedIn was driven by our mission to connect professionals around the world to make them more productive and successful,” while meeting the requirements of the Beijing government on Internet platforms.
However, “we are facing a significantly more challenging operating environment and increased compliance requirements in China.” The new local strategy is “to focus on helping professionals based in China to find jobs and Chinese companies to find quality candidates. By the end of the year, we will launch InJobs, a new independent work platform for the China“, But without social feed or the ability to share posts or articles.
“We will also continue to work with Chinese companies to help them create economic opportunities”, In line with the commitment to create opportunities. While this has been “our vision for nearly two decades, it seems more important than ever as we all strive to build a global economy that offers greater prosperity and progress to people around the world,” he concluded. Shroff.