China: Microsoft warned to behave itself

Soon after reports emerged that Chinese officials are investigating Microsoft for possible anticompetitive behavior, reports say regulators are warning the company to behave itself during the investigation.

According to reports, the nation’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce has not accused Microsoft of obstructing the investigation, but warned the company that if it hinders the probe in any way, the government would take action. The SAIC made the remarks in an emailed statement to Reuters on Monday.

Despite the warning, the SAIC said that Microsoft has “promised to respect Chinese law and fully cooperate” with the probe, which was first revealed last month after officials confirmed dawn raids of Microsoft offices in four major Chinese cities.

Since reports of the investigation emerged, new details are being reported that the investigation is centered around concerns of Microsoft’s practices of bundling Microsoft products together, like Office and Windows, and other issues of compatibility.

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