Deutsche Welle Chinese Edition recently reported that Yahoo issued a statement indicating, from November 1, 2021, users will no longer be able to use Yahoo’s products and services from Mainland China because of the “increasingly challenging business and legal environment.” The announcement also said, “Yahoo is still committed to safeguarding the rights of our users and a free and open Internet. We thank users for their support.” Yahoo’s products and services in other parts of the world will not be affected. In addition, Engadget, a technology media company under Yahoo, also announced that it will shut down its content in simplified Chinese from November 1. Yahoo is the second major U.S. technology company to withdraw from Mainland China in recent weeks. Last month, Microsoft’s LinkedIn announced its closure of business in China, and LinkedIn was the last major US social media in China. In 2015, Yahoo had already closed its R&D center in Beijing.
Source: DW Chinese, November 2, 2021