Microsoft offices in China were raided last week by Chinese government officials for unknown reasons. China’s State Administration for Industry & Commerce made the visits to Microsoft offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu. Yesterday, no exact reason was specified by Chinese government regarding this sudden investigation. Later, a Chinese regulator confirmed that they are conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft over its Windows OS. Generally, anti-monopoly investigations are done when some company dominates the market by practicing unethical business practices.
Today, China State Administration for Industry and Commerce publicly warned Microsoft that they should avoid “interfering in or obstructing” the probe. They also revealed that they are questioning Microsoft Deputy General Counsel Mary Snapp as part of the investigation.
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