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Microsoft to press China after Windows 8 ban

Published on May 21, 2014 6:03 AM
 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures as he speaks during his keynote address in San Francisco, California in this file photo taken on April 2, 2014. Microsoft said on Tuesday it would maintain efforts to gain approval in China for its Windows 8 operating system after a ban announced by Beijing. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - Microsoft said on Tuesday it would maintain efforts to gain approval in China for its Windows 8 operating system after a ban announced by Beijing.

“We were surprised to learn about the reference to Windows 8 in this notice,” the company said in a statement, referring to a Chinese government official notice.

“Microsoft has been working proactively with the Central Government Procurement Center and other government agencies through the evaluation process to ensure that our products and services meet all government procurement requirements,” it said.

“We have been and will continue to provide Windows 7 to government customers. At the same time, we are working on the Windows 8 evaluation with relevant government agencies.”

 
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