The US-based company will replace LinkedIn in
”We’re… facing a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in
According to The Wall Street Journal, LinkedIn was given a deadline by Chinese internet regulators to better oversee content on the site.
LinkedIn, which launched in
Aside from being a venue for finding jobs, LinkedIn is a place for exchanges over business developments or news.
”You have to figure that on a business social network, you are going to have conversations about getting around regulations or complaining about regulations,” said independent tech analyst Rob Enderle of Engerle Group.
”The Chinese government has no sense of humor when it comes to criticism; the result is they have been very aggressive in stopping that kind of information.”
Foreign firms in
The analyst said it is very difficult right now to deliver a communication product in
”I’m not sure it will work,” Enderle said.
”The more you restrict information in the Information Age, the more creative people get at trying to find it.”
Ongoing political tension between the
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou returned to
She had been accused of violating US sanctions.
Huawei repeatedly has denied such allegations.
”You would hope at some point the governments would come together and start looking for ways to cooperate.”