Is there an echo in here?
In all honesty, who the hell didn't see this coming? It's like a story I read about on b3ta: Bunch of people get sick at a restaurant, health inspector is called in, finds many problems, restaurant owner /tries to bribe the inspector with free food from the restaurant/.
What surprises me is why other AV vendors aren't jumping in and waving their products, effectively kicking Symantec out of the Chinese market. "Had enough with Norton? Here's a free one-year copy of AVG."
Also, kudos to El Reg for the 'cockroach salad' idea. Marvelous, and made me chortle plenty.