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China: Microsoft moves to get on SAIC’s good side

 |  September 28, 2014

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadlla traveled to Beijing to meet with competition authorities and discuss their ongoing competition probe into the company, reports say.

China announced that Nadella visited the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, which has launched an investigation into Microsoft. Earlier this year reports emerged that authorities had raided Microsoft offices and began questioning top-level Microsoft executives.

But reports say Nadella met with SIC head Zhang Mao late last week and agreed to fully cooperate with their investigation. The SAIC said Nadella promised to hand over all of the necessary information requested by the watchdog, but said the company remains confident the SAIC will conduct a fair and transparent investigation.

Details are scarce on exactly what Microsoft practices have fallen under scrutiny by regulators.

The SAIC is vowing to conduct a transparent investigation amid criticism over China’s handling of competition cases into foreign companies. The SAIC is one of three agencies responsible for conducting competition probes.

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