Amazon Pulls the Plug on Kindle in China


A Kindle device next to a series of physical books.

Books are displayed along side an Amazon Kindle device, which offers previews of those same books on nearby shelves at the Amazon Books store on November 4, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.
Photo: Stephen Brashear (Getty Images)

Amazon has become the latest big tech company to scale back its ambitions in the Chinese market, announcing Thursday that it would stop shipping its Kindle e-reader there and shutter its ebook store in the country in 2023. The company closed its ecommerce business there in 2019.