After pulling down its Chinese site two months ago due to state content restrictions, LinkedIn has relaunched there as a simple jobs platform.

Dubbed InCareer, the new site lets users in Mainland China search for jobs, and employers post jobs ads and advertise their goods and services. But it does not contain the social feed or facility to share news stories, the features that got LinkedIn in trouble.

The trimmed-down platform is available on the web at and as an app for both iPhone and Android devices.

The site allows for private messaging between users and their networks and between recruiters and candidates. 

“While InCareer will not include a social feed or the ability to share posts or articles, members can update their new-look profiles and be discovered and messaged by recruiters, meaning their dream job can find them,” Mohak Shroff, SVP of Engineering at LinkedIn, wrote in a blog post this week.

LinkedIn, the last major U.S. social networking platform to operate in China, got into trouble this past fall when U.S. journalists in China posted on social media that the company was hiding politically sensitive posts from Chinese LinkedIn members.

The stories were widely reported in international media, and provoked recriminations by members of the U.S. Congress.

LinkedIn says the new site will allow businesses to promote their goods and services to members within China and to partners around the world.

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn was the last major U.S. social media platform to operate in China. Twitter and Facebook were both blocked in China in 2009 and Google closed its operations there in 2010.


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