Microsoft Praises China as it Expands Operations

Microsoft is expanding operations in China and an executive for the company is praising China’s pandemic response as being the best in the world.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

Microsoft China president Joe Bao called China the “most dynamic and innovative place” in the world in a speech at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Microsoft also announced it would be doubling its cloud capacity and launching a new data center in the country. Speaking to Shanghai Daily, Bao said, “Every country in the world is looking to China as a role model for how to emerge from a pandemic today.” He also suggested that Microsoft’s Chinese operations are increasingly important to the company, noting that “we really think that we have an opportunity to grow faster [in China] than Microsoft in the rest of the world.”

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Microsoft regularly complies with the Chinese Communist Party to maintain access to the country’s lucrative market. Last month, the company overhauled its LinkedIn product to satisfy government demands. In September, Microsoft president Brad Smith personally met with top Chinese officials to discuss deepening the company’s relationship with China.

Microsoft has completely revamped LinkedIn in China to comply with regulators, starting an identical platform that removes users’ ability to post their opinions. LinkedIn regularly censors users, including journalists, for discussing topics the Chinese Communist Party considers sensitive, like Taiwan or Tiananmen Square. LinkedIn also censored a British national on his regular account after he criticized the Chinese government.

Microsoft’s close ties with the regime have not stopped Chinese hackers from repeatedly breaching the company’s systems and stealing sensitive data from millions of American citizens. On Monday, Microsoft said a Chinese hacking group was attacking its systems. The same group was behind the SolarWinds hack, which accessed sensitive federal information from multiple government departments. Microsoft’s top scientist reported to Congress earlier this year that “China’s domestic use of AI is a chilling precedent for anyone around the world who cherishes individual liberty.”

China hacked Microsoft and two days later Microsoft announced the expansion of cloud-based computing services in the country.

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Americafirst
Americafirst
19 days ago

That’s BS!

Anita Jones
Anita Jones
19 days ago

Maybe Joe Bao should give up his Amertcan Citizenship and become a citizen of China since they are so great.

Elsine
Elsine
19 days ago

This guy has to be a real ass

Jawad
Jawad
19 days ago

He was giving a prudent PC answer, otherwise Comrade Xi would throw him into a labor camp with all the Uyghurs,

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