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This article was published on July 28, 2014


Microsoft offices paid an unexpected visit by Chinese authorities

Microsoft offices paid an unexpected visit by Chinese authorities
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Microsoft’s offices in China have been visited by officials from the State Administration for Industry & Commerce in the country, according to multiple reports today.

The visits were at Microsoft’s offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu, according to Reuters, citing local Chinese news reports. However, the reason behind them is still as-yet unexplained; although, China has made no secret of its concern for the security of the Windows 8 operating system in the recent past.

Neither Microsoft nor China’s authorities had responded to a request for more details at the time of publishing, but we’ll update when we know more.

➤ Microsoft says government officials make sudden visits to China offices [Reuters]

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