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Microsoft will cough up more than $1bn for research and development projects in China over the next three years. The firm also announced that it has appointed a new chairman and chief executive in the People’s Republic, Simon Leung. He previously worked at Motorola Inc as the firm’s Asia Pacific president. Zhang Yaqin, who is …

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Anonymous Coward

I wonder

Two reasons I can think of. Chinese government having a love/hate relationship with the west might be tempted to plump for Open Source systems which they might be tempted to write themselves, not good for MS, the other reason is that with a more visible presence in Chinese Republic they can help the government keep and eye on the those naughty O/S pirates, anyway it's always good to be on the inside, keep your friends close and all the X-Files guff!

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Gates Horns

Feast - Famine

Cheaper slave wage programmers(ya right...) than India or Vietnam?

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Emo
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Hmm

Did anyone else read it as murders and executions?

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