Microsoft China Offices Raided By Government Officials, Investigation Reasons Are Unknown

Microsoft is not having a good time in China in the recent months. Following the ban of Windows 8 and Office in some government offices, Microsoft offices in China were raided today 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.

Microsoft provided the following statement to the media regarding these raids,

“We aim to build products that deliver the features, security and reliability customers expect and we’re happy to answer the government’s questions,”

Recently, Chinese government agencies warned US tech companies to stop helping US government in stealing Chinese government data. One good news for Microsoft China is that has started taking pre-orders for Xbox One today.

Source: Reuters

  • royalextremist

    Hypocrites !

  • Tips_y

    I’m sure this is nothing more than a pretext to steal data from Microsoft so they can build their own version of the Windows OS for PCs! They’re probably not happy anymore with their version of pirated XP, an OS which is already outmoded!

  • hushv

    And this is only the beginning. China feels untouchable. Maybe they are…

  • redtidal

    Some Chinese new sites it might be related to anti-monopoly investigation. Previously, China started anti paten-monopoly investigation against Qualcomm end of last year.

    We might see more of this type of “investigation.” Chinese government is forcing foreign companies to comply and “share” technologies with Chinese companies.

    • reKitab

      anti-monopoly investigation, in a communist country is, lol!

  • Guest

    Word has it that Microsoft was trying to dump XBoxOnes, Surface RT, and Wjndows Phones into the country. They will be charged with littering most likely.

  • reKitab

    Commies rule in China. No suprise here, imho!:)