Instead, the company will launch a new platform called InJobs later this year, a portal only in China that “will not include a social channel or the ability to share posts or articles,” but will simply serve as a portal to list and apply for jobs.
“While we have found success in helping Chinese members find employment and economic opportunities, we have not found the same level of success in the more social aspects of sharing and being informed,” Shroff said.
“We recognized that operating a localized version of LinkedIn in China would mean meeting Chinese government requirements on Internet platforms,” Shroff said Thursday. “While we strongly support freedom of expression, we adopted this approach to create value for our members in China and around the world.”
LinkedIn will continue to work with Chinese companies “to help them create economic opportunities,” he added.
Laura from CNN Business contributed to this report.
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