- censorship /SEN-ser-ship/
- notable /NOH-tuh-buhl/
- surpass /ser-PAS/
- retreat /ri-TREET/
- gateway /GEYT-wey/
[noun] – the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security
Newspapers were silenced by the country’s strict censorship laws.
[adjective] – important and deserving attention
Mary graduated from a notable university in the United States.
[verb] – to do or be better than
Coldplay’s new album surpassed 100,000 UK chart sales in just a week.
[noun] – the act of going away from a person or place because you are unwilling to fight anymore or are frightened
Watching movies is her way of retreat from reality.
[noun] – a way of achieving something
Facebook has been a useful gateway for communication and business.
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.
- What job recruitment platform(s) do you use? Please tell more about it/them.
- What job position(s) did you search for recently?
- What do you think would happen if your country bans all social networking platforms?
- Should China start opening its doors to social networking like Facebook and Twitter?
- What policies do you think could help the Chinese government in regulating social networking sites without blocking them?
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