Microsoft is shutting down its LinkedIn platform in China as the country continues to expand its internet censorship. This marks a major exit for one of the large US tech companies operating in the country. LinkedIn has been available in China since 2014, with more than 45 million users, making a notable presence. It has surpassed other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, which are blocked by the Chinese government’s huge censorship medium called the Great Firewall.

Mohak Shroff, senior vice president of engineering at LinkedIn, said in a blog post that the platform’s retreat is due to a “significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China.” On the other hand, the company will establish a replacement—a new China-only portal called InJobs— later this year. “While we are going to sunset the localized version of LinkedIn in China later this year, we will continue to have a strong presence in China to drive our new strategy and are excited to launch the new InJobs app later this year, ” Microsoft said. The said platform will simply serve as a gateway to list and apply for jobs, excluding a “social feed or the ability to share posts or articles.” Most private companies describe operating in China as rigorous, and spikes have sharpened further in the past year under Chinese President Xi Jinping.