LinkedIn has said access to its service in China has been restored a day after being blocked last week following posts in support of the Arab world's "Jasmine" revolution spreading to China. Company spokesman Hani Durzy told AFP that the networking site for professionals appears to have made accessible in China. Durzy said, "We're now [...]

LinkedIn has said access to its service in China has been restored a day after being blocked last week following posts in support of the Arab world's "Jasmine" revolution spreading to China. Company spokesman Hani Durzy told AFP that the networking site for professionals appears to have made accessible in China. Durzy said, "We're now seeing indications that access to the LinkedIn service has been restored in China. We will continue to monitor the situation."
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Last week, the service was blocked following detentions in China after an overseas Chinese website, Boxun, spread a call for demonstrations to protest for democratic change in China.
On 23 February, a LinkedIn user identified as "Jasmine Z" started the "Jasmine Voice" discussion group that was intended to discuss pro-democracy protests in the Middle East.
Jasmine Z wrote, "After years of independent thinking, I am becoming a critical dissent dying for democracy, freedom and justice in my homeland."
Other posts went on to criticise the autocratic one-party system and called the ruling communist party as "a power and elite club."