Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for antitrust investigation as government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.
Representatives from China's State Administration for Industry & Commerce, which is responsible for enforcing business laws, made the visits to Microsoft offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu, according to local media reports that were confirmed by Microsoft.
Blueprints for Israel's sophisticated defence system, Iron Dome, were stolen in cyber-attacks most likely carried out by hackers working for the Chinese military, cyber-security experts have reported.
Over a 22-month period, large quantities of documents and data related to the pioneering anti-missile system were stolen from three leading Israeli defence technology companies, Intelligence firm Cyber Engineering Services Inc. (CyberESI) told journalist Brian Krebs.
Microsoft disclosed in a statement that China is investigating the company in an antitrust probe after China government officials paid unexpected visits to the software firm’s offices.
Representatives from China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce, which is responsible for enforcing business laws, made the visits to Microsoft offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu.
The Chinese city of Yumen in Gansu province in China was sealed off Tuesday for nine days (ending today) after a man died of bubonic plague, South China Post reports, based on a report by China Central Television.
“Other reports said the 38-year-old victim had come across a dead marmot on July 13. He is said to have chopped it up to feed to his dog, but developed a fever the same day.
In a carefully and respectfully worded post on Apple’s Chinese website the company denied claims made on Chinese television that iPhones were a concern to national security.