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SJ Mercury/Reuters: Microsoft under new media attack in China

Jan 06, 2000, 20:42 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft and Chinese officials on Thursday denied the report, which appeared in Wednesday's edition of the Yangcheng Evening News."

"But a Ministry of Information Industry official, who declined to be identified, said the government was advocating that users bought domestic software."

"The newspaper offered no evidence to back up its report that Windows 2000 had been blacklisted in China even before its formal launch in March."

"Microsoft is reeling from a stream of negative publicity in China, fuelled by a vitriolic book written by its former Chinese general manager, Wu Shihong, who accuses her former employer of arrogance and insensitivity to China's needs."

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