Microsoft's plans to buy LinkedIn could face headwinds in China
Microsoft's plans to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion could be an issue in China. The business-based social network censors content in that country, and that could be a problem if Microsoft decides to make some changes.
Unlike other Western internet companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn agreed in 2014 to abide by China's censorship rules. This allowed the company to add 20 million users in that country. Now The Wall Street Journal reports that there is concern that Microsoft's deal to buy LinkedIn could cause problems for its Chinese efforts:
Microsoft's deal to buy LinkedIn is expected to close by the end of 2016, pending regulatory approval.
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As for China, China is a very big country with different culture, if censorship is not controlled well the country stability will be at risk.
Well any country should only cooperate if it doesn't hurts its country, China have done deal all over the globe without string attached on any government.
Anyway, like it or not Microsoft will find a way to get consensus.