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Daxue Talks 82: LinkedIn in China: The only unblocked western social network platform…or is it?

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LinkedIn is one of the very few, or even only, western social network platforms accessible in China. But are there certain features of LinkedIn that cannot be seen? In this China business vlog, Julien Sicard and Tamar Hela from LinkedIn Local Asia (Shanghai) provide their insights on censorship as well as how top HR and headhunters utilize the platform in China.

Jump to questions:

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:42 What different regulations does LinkedIn China face that the west doesn’t?
  • 4:36 How does censorship apply on LinkedIn?
  • 6:40 How can users integrate their LinkedIn traffic with Wechat, or drive LinkedIn traffic to local Chinese platforms?

Key takeaways about LinkedIn in China

  1. Despite the fact that this social network is available in China, some functions are still not available. For example, the native video or the job description posting features.
  2. LinkedIn is censored, the platform controls political topics, and you can freely share your opinions on the rest of the topic.
  3. Linkedin and WeChat have organized a very convenient function to simplify communication, namely, people can connect a Linkedin page to WeChat a personal. Thus, it will speed up the whole communication process.


Daxue Talks is a show powered by daxue consulting, a China-based strategic market research company founded in 2010! With Daxue Talks, you will stay up to date with all the latest business updates in China.

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