quote: China's Request for Source code in 3--2--1....
quote: Currently, roughly 50 percent of Chinese computers run Windows XP, which is well above the global consumer average of about 25 percent.
quote: China is investigating Microsoft for allegedly operating a monopoly in its market, the government said Tuesday, as it took aim at the US software giant over business practices. The move makes the company the latest foreign firm to face Beijing's scrutiny, in fields ranging from computing to baby milk. "According to legal regulations, the SAIC (State Administration for Industry and Commerce) has set up a case to investigate Microsoft for alleged monopoly actions," the agency said in statement on its website.The probe centres on its Windows operating system -- which is used on the vast majority of computers in China -- and the Office suite of programs, the statement said.An earlier inspection last year considered allegations by companies that Microsoft bundled its products for sale and failed to disclose information about the software, causing problems with compatibility, it added.Last week, state media said China was preparing to announce US chip maker Qualcomm has monopoly status in the mobile phone chip market. The government agency reportedly behind the move declined to comment.China's commercial hub Shanghai last week launched a police investigation of a unit of US food supplier OSI Group after a media report saying its Shanghai factory, which supplied fast food giants such as McDonald's and KFC, used expired meat."Microsoft's operating system software occupies a 95 percent share of the market in China, forming a de facto monopoly," the National Business Daily said. Under China's anti-monopoly law, which went into effect in 2008, violators can be fined one to 10 percent of their previous year's sales revenue.