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

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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