Chinese authorities confirm antitrust investigation into Microsoft
posted by Maxwell R. / Jul 30, 2014, 6:00 PM
Following a raid on several Microsoft offices in China a couple days ago, officials have confirmed that it is looking into “monopolistic behavior” by Microsoft. As the government of China owns and controls any number of business entities, one cannot help but think oxymoronic thoughts.
“An investigation has been established into Microsoft Corporation on suspicions of monopolistic behavior,” according to an announcement by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce. This is the same agency that cited Qualcomm as having a monopoly, and with the help of state-owned media has noted Windows 8 as being a mechanism for collecting personal data as well as announcing the iPhone as a “national security threat.”
As the notion of an “anti-monopoly” regulator in China does not make sense where the government ostensibly owns everything, the end-game in this “investigation” is some type of political position. What has not been revealed is what that goal is. The fact that more than 100 state officers raided Microsoft’s offices, confiscated computers, records, and interviewed personnel at those locations is all for show.
Remarks made by Chinese president Xi Jinping earlier this year sum up the ideology, “Only if core technologies are in our own hands can we truly hold the initiative in competition and development.”
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In China as in everywhere, the government hates when others compete with it.
posted on Jul 30, 2014, 6:10 PM 5
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Microsoft is a powerful organization but they still compete with other business not the countries government. Microsoft is a proven monopolist even in the states. They still are in the enterprise sectors. They generally don't support open standards which is a basic requirement for any sector to compete on quality of products and services. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E
posted on Jul 30, 2014, 6:44 PM 3
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I guess China and world in general should then go after Google for bring a monopoly in Mobile then by your notion. You can't get more monopolist than Android in Mobile devices. http://www.androidheadlines.co
posted on Jul 30, 2014, 8:10 PM 2
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China will always do this to other companies without basis . Especially if that company is foreign they don't trust anybody except themselves . They never learned from WWII . They're thinking that they are unstoppable just like hitler thinks of himself.
posted on Jul 30, 2014, 9:15 PM 0
So much for Scroogled I hope Microsoft get fine big time
posted on Jul 30, 2014, 6:58 PM 3
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For what? Lol Did you not read the article? What a poor government. They will allow things like Blantant copying and don't get me started on human rights but how dare any company not owned by them be functional without penalty. Microsoft hasn't been competitive in China for years let alone a monopoly
posted on Jul 30, 2014, 7:10 PM 4
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"As the notion of an “anti-monopoly” regulator in China does not make sense where the government ostensibly owns everything," lol That logic would only work if M$ was a chinese company and no foreign companies would opperate in China. It is also innacurate to say that the gov owns everything , they own everything in some sectors that they see as strategic but the majority of the GDP is generated by the private sector. Go ahead and Google for it.
posted on Jul 30, 2014, 7:09 PM 1
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This article was written by a brainwashed American idiot.
posted on Jul 31, 2014, 2:17 AM 2
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