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China: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella heads to China for antitrust investigation

 |  June 1, 2016

Microsoft’s offices in China were raided by authorities in July 2014, and again the following month, as part of a government investigation into alleged antitrust violations. Almost two years later, the probe continues to drag on.

This week, the company’s CEO, Satya Nadella, is visiting Beijing, and according to Reuters – citing an unnamed source – he will be meeting government officials during his trip to discuss the ongoing investigation.

Ever since details of the antitrust investigation by China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) became public, Microsoft has declared its intention to cooperate fully with authorities.

Early in the investigation, SAIC claimed that Microsoft had not been ‘fully transparent’ in declaring its sales data in China. According to Microsoft, the SAIC’s concerns are connected with software bundling related to Windows and Office, as well as issues of compatibility and ‘file verification’.

In January of this year, SAIC demanded that Microsoft provide an explanation for “major issues”uncovered by its examination of certain digital data.

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