Microsoft to Shutter MSN Portal Site in China by Barb Darrow @FortuneMagazine May 10, 2016, 8:53 AM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Linkedin Share icons Microsoft confirmed that it will close down its MSN portal site in China next month but offered no explanation for the move, first reported by Nikkei Asian Review on Monday. In a statement emailed to Fortune, a Microsoft spokesperson said the site will close June 7 but that the company remains “deeply committed” to China, where it sells Windows 10, Azure cloud services (with local partner 21Vianet), and hosts the company’s largest research and development center outside of the U.S. Late last year, Microsoft msft said it is developing a version of Windows 10 specifically for government sector workers, for example. This came two years after Chinese regulators launched an anti-monopoly investigation into Windows’ market dominance. They even banned government purchases of computers running the operating system. Microsoft Cozies Up to China With Special Version of Windows 10 As that indicates, China is a huge but also hugely problematic market for U.S. tech companies. Six years ago, Google googl decided to close its search service there, citing censorship concerns. Get Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily technology newsletter. The news portal for entertainment, sports, and finance coverage is coupled with Microsoft Bing search engine and some applications. Users can customize the portal based on their own interests. In short, it’s Microsoft’s version of the Yahoo yhoo portal. The Microsoft Network (MSN) portal-and-apps combo along with a dial-up Internet service of the same name, launched with much hullabaloo back in 1995 alongside Windows 95 desktop operating system.