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Microsoft statements re Internet censorship in China
Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 2 February 2010
On 25 January 2010, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates stated in an interview that China's "efforts to censor the Internet have been very limited," and, regarding Google's statement that it would stop obeying Chinese Government censorship rules, [said], "They've done nothing and gotten a lot of credit for it."... Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Microsoft to respond to...reactions to Bill Gates' statement [by Hong Zhang, Guardian (UK), Human Rights Watch, Peter Foster - Beijing correspondent for Telegraph (UK)]... In response, Microsoft sent links to the following two statements by its executives: - "Microsoft & Internet Freedom", Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft... - "Internet Freedom", Craig Mundie, Microsoft Chief Research & Strategy Officer...