China Launches Microsoft Antitrust Probe

China has launched an investigation into whether Microsoft unfairly dominates its software market, state media reported Wednesday.

A working committee of China's State Intellectual Property Office is investigating whether Microsoft engaged in discriminatory pricing, according to Xinhua Financial News. The committee will also look at Microsoft's practice of bundling other software programs within its Windows operating system, according to the report.

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US DOJ launches a antitrust campaign against Microsoft, The European Union launches a antitrust campaign against Microsoft, South Korea launches antitrust campaign against Microsoft and now China launches antitrust campaign against... that's right MICROSOFT.

The problem is Microsoft and their method of business practice and not the governments that are trying to enforce antitrust laws.

Sudjugating Tibet isn't hobby enough? :P

subjugate Pronunciation suhb-juh-geyt
–verb (used with object), -gat·ed, -gat·ing.
1. to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master.
2. to make submissive or subservient; enslave.

discriminatory pricing

That only affects people if they actually pay for it... only 250 copies of Vista sold in the first 2 weeks of sale in China. Not bad for a country of its size

Even more ironic is that many products in China are counterfits. So, if a large number of the Chinese population that runs illegal copies of MS software, how can the Chinese make a legal claim against MS?

(GreyWolfSC said @ #2)
Whatever... Bad pet food, bad medicine, bad building supplies... Try probing your own anus, China.

It's always easier to point out others flaws and problems then your own :P

Oh good grief... when will these stop... we already determined that MS is a monopoly... can't we just use that as precedent around the world?

I suppose you could but only if it were true. Anyone who thinks Microsoft is a "monopoly" in the marketplace now is in serious need of an education.

(C_Guy said @ #1.2)
Anyone who thinks Microsoft is a "monopoly" in the marketplace now is in serious need of an education.

Agreed. They're just the superior software company. They're not unfairly dominating the competition. They do the least advertising of most companies.

(C_Guy said @ #1.2)
I suppose you could but only if it were true. Anyone who thinks Microsoft is a "monopoly" in the marketplace now is in serious need of an education.

Microsoft surface has no competition
Microsoft vanishing point (3D Laser Mouse) has no competition
And I could keep going, just because Windows isn't a monopoly doesn't mean they don't have monopolies in other areas, although its all mainly research so who cares

(n_K said @ #1.4)

Microsoft surface has no competition
Microsoft vanishing point (3D Laser Mouse) has no competition
And I could keep going, just because Windows isn't a monopoly doesn't mean they don't have monopolies in other areas, although its all mainly research so who cares

Not to mention that Microsoft owns part of Apple. So if M$ wins, M$ won, if M$ looses, M$ won anyway.

(cardg said @ #1.5)

Not to mention that Microsoft owns part of Apple. So if M$ wins, M$ won, if M$ looses, M$ won anyway.

I thought MS sold their stakes in Apple back?