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Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 18 June 2008 13:46

 China's reported probe follows a series of antitrust actions against Microsoft in South Korea, Europe, and the U.S.

By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service
June 18, 2008

Microsoft said it is unaware of an investigation into whether the company unfairly dominates China's software market as reported by the country's state media on Wednesday. "Microsoft is unaware of any investigation but is always willing to work with and cooperate with the Chinese government," said a company spokesman based in Singapore.



A working committee of China's State Intellectual Property Office is investigating whether Microsoft engaged in discriminatory pricing, according to Xinhua Financial News, citing the state-owned Shanghai Securities News. A source told Shanghai Securities News that SIPO may bring an antitrust lawsuit once the country's antimonopoly laws are enacted in August, Xinhua said.

The committee will also look at Microsoft's practice of bundling other software programs within its Windows operating system, the report said.

If accurate, China's probe follows a series of antitrust actions against Microsoft in South Korea, Europe, and the U.S.   [InfoWorld...]  [Comments...]
 
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