Chinese Antitrust Regulator: Microsoft Had Not Been Fully Transparent With Its Sales Data In China

Microsoft offices in China were raided in the last week of July 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. Later, a Chinese regulator confirmed that they are conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft in relation to problems with compatibility, bundling and document authentication for its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software. Today, a Chinese antitrust regulator said that Microsoft had not been fully transparent with its sales data on Microsoft software in China.

A Chinese antitrust regulator said on Tuesday that Microsoft had not been fully transparent with its sales data on the software it distributes in China, including information on sales of its media player and web browser software.

Microsoft has expressed willingness to cooperate with ongoing investigations, Zhang Mao, the head of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), told reporters at a briefing in Beijing.

“After multiple meetings including at high levels, they’ve expressed a willingness to respect Chinese law and collaborate with investigating officials,” Zhang said.

Source: Reuters

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