Job searching application LinkedIn is discontinuing its service in China, as the country continues to widen its control over the internet. This marks a major exit for one of the large American technology companies that are operating in the East Asian country. Microsoft started LinkedIn in China in 2014, which gained more than 45 million users in the past seven years. It even beats other social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, which are forbidden by the Chinese government. Mohak Shroff, senior vice president of engineering at LinkedIn, said that the program’s leaving is due to a “significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China.” On the other hand, the company will soon begin its replacement called InJobs later this year. It will be available only for users in China and will simply serve as a way to list and apply for jobs. Most private companies say that operating in China is challenging, and the country’s laws have strengthened further in the past year under Chinese President Xi Jinping.