Microsoft is bringing its LinkedIn China site to an end, as the country continues to expand its control over online content. This marks a major departure for one of the large US tech companies operating in the East Asian country. LinkedIn has been around in China since 2014, with more than 45 million users. It outdoes other social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, which are blocked by the Chinese government’s huge content control medium known as the Great Firewall.

Mohak Shroff, senior vice president of engineering at LinkedIn, said that the platform’s exit is due to a “significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China.” On the other hand, the company will develop a replacement—a new China-only job recruitment medium 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. InJobs will simply serve as a way to list and apply for jobs, with the exception of a “social feed or the ability to share posts or articles.” Most private companies describe operating in China as tough, and the country’s laws have tightened further in the past year under Chinese President Xi Jinping.