Yahoo closes its operations in China – it’s Beijing

Yahoo Mail has told users in mainland China that they can no longer send or receive email starting today, March 1, in a move that marks Yahoo’s latest withdrawal from the world’s biggest internet market. world.

The provider, which offers users a web portal, search engine, email, news and more, announced that its full suite of services is no longer accessible from the Chinese mainland.

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Yahoo urged users to back up email data and contact information. Those who have linked their Yahoo email accounts to other payment services have been asked to edit the verification email to ensure they have access to third-party services.

Yahoo first announced last November that users would not be able to use its products from the Chinese mainland except for a small number of services such as email, citing what it said. called an “increasingly challenging business and legal environment”.

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Yahoo entered China in 1998 and launched Yahoo China the following year. It becomes the latest major foreign tech company to leave the Chinese mainland; Microsoft’s professional networking service LinkedIn shut down its Chinese site last year, while Google pulled out in 2010.

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