The company announced on Thursday that from July 2023, Kindle users will not be able to buy online books in the country.
“Amazon China’s long-term commitment to customers will not change,” the Seattle-based firm said in a statement. “We have established a comprehensive business base in China and will continue to innovate and invest.”[ads1];
Amazon first entered mainland China in 2004 by acquiring Joyo.com, a major online seller of books, music and videos in the country.
Since then, it has had limited success in the large market. In 2019, the company closed its local marketplace in China, which means that customers could no longer buy goods from Chinese suppliers.
Amazon continues to operate an online store in China that allows “overseas” purchases, “the company noted in its statement Thursday, in addition to logistics, cloud services and advertising services.
– CNN’s Shawn Deng and Ziyu Zhang contributed to this report.