The Chinese government and LinkedIn are having a challenging time coexisting. As such, Microsoft will stop its Chinese LinkedIn activities and give the country a new job board application devoid of social feeds or article sharing.
Though many people have taken issue with Windows 11's TPM requirements, most of those folks are not in the same camp as China. In Chinese users' cases, they might not be allowed to get Windows 11 thanks to a TPM ban.
Tensions between the U.S. and China continue to heat up, and one particularly hot area of conflict is the tech sector. China's looking to get rid of its remaining dependencies on the United States, and it's making big plays to do so.
The Chinese government told government offices and public institutions that they need to remove all foreign computer software and equipment within three years. The move could require between 20 and 30 million devices to be replaced in that timeframe.
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.
Mojang has announced that Minecraft will be coming to China on both PC and supported smartphones. The company, owned by Microsoft, is partnering with NetEase to develop a specific version of Minecraft tailored for the Chinese market.
There are several editions of Windows 10 to choose from, but if you're a member of the Chinese government, Microsoft has a version tailored just for you called Windows 10 Zhuangongban, or “Windows 10 Specially-provided Edition."