back to article LinkedIn China pauses new member signups ‘to ensure compliance with local law’

LinkedIn, Microsoft’s social network for professional interactions, has “temporarily paused” signups for new members in China. “While we remain focused on our goal of creating economic opportunity for our members in China, we're temporarily pausing new member sign-ups for LinkedIn China as we work to ensure we remain in …

  1. HatHatHatHatHat

    All they want is admin access to linkedin database. Signups will be accepted again in notime...

  2. Korev Silver badge

    Or maybe China is just over the endless recycling of homilies from TEDx talks, self-help memes, and infographics that permeate LinkedIn in the west.

    Love it! A pint for the author as it's almost lunchtime -->

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      +1 to this

      LinkedIn went from startup social media to useless without any bit in the middle.

      I really miss late 80s early 90s Usenet - most of the time there was thoughtful discussion and one could ask stuff on there and get a reasoned response.

  3. Dr Scrum Master

    No Fake Accounts

    Probably the Chinese law that requires people to confirm their on-line ID matches their true ID.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Maybe Xi got sick of receiving emails asking him to join?

    1. David 132 Silver badge

      It's a problem for Xi because LinkedIn demands to know everything about you; you can't just provide bear information.

      1. Dr Scrum Master

        Unless you're a bear.

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