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AFXpress: Microsoft Sees Progress in China Despite Growing Linux Popularity

Sep 10, 2002, 19:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft Corp does not see the growing popularity and official promotion of the rival Linux operating system in China as a major threat to the growth of its business in the country, Tang Jun, Microsoft China president, told AFX-ASIA.

"Tang also denied that Microsoft is losing out in local government procurement contracts and in a massive nationwide e-government project designed to put services such as welfare and tax payments and contract bidding online.

"Microsoft sales in China rose 20 pct in the year ending June 2002, with sales of Microsoft Office up 61 pct, although the company did not disclose any figures and the company is winning many e-government contracts, Tang told AFX in an interview..."

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