China Chatbot Goes Rogue: ‘Do You Love the Communist Party?’ ‘No’

Louise Lucas, Nicolle Liu, and Yingzhi...
Financial Times
Two chatbots with decidedly non-socialist characteristics were pulled from one of China’s most popular messaging apps after serving up unpatriotic answers about topics including the South China Sea and the Communist party.

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Kai-Fu Lee on Artificial Intelligence in China

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn & more from Sinica Podcast
Kai-Fu Lee is one of the most prominent figures in Chinese technology. He founded China’s noted early-stage venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures after launching and heading up Google’s China operations during their years of growth from 2005 to...

Microsoft Just Built a Special Version of Windows for China

Fortune
China’s government officials now have a custom version of Windows. Microsoft said Tuesday that its new Windows 10 China Government Edition is ready for Chinese government agencies to use.

Tens of Thousands of Chinese Firms, Institutes Affected in WannaCry Global Cyberattack

Zen Soo, Naomi Ng, Stephen Chen
South China Morning Post
Tens of thousands of Chinese companies and institutions—including several major firms in Hong Kong—have been crippled by a global cyberattack as people returned to work on Monday.

Microsoft, Intel, IBM Push Back on China Cybersecurity Rules

Eva Dou
Wall Street Journal
Comments offer rare glimpse at tussle between Beijing and U.S. tech companies

China Moves to Ease Foreign Concerns on Cybersecurity Controls

Eva Dou and Rachel King
Wall Street Journal
China will allow Microsoft, Cisco, other foreign tech companies to join the influential Technical Committee 260.

For LinkedIn China, Microsoft Deal Is a Complicated Connection

Alyssa Abkowitz
Wall Street Journal
The professional networking site has found success in China, while its new owner has faced challenges.

China's Smartphone Billionaire Forges Alliance With Microsoft For Patent Portfolio

Robert Olsen
Forbes
Xiaomi is buying about 1,500 patents from Microsoft to support its international expansion.

China’s Energetic Enforcement of Antitrust Rules Alarms Foreign Firms

Neil Gough, Chris Buckley, Nick...
New York Times
Chinese regulators appear to be energetically expanding enforcement of the antimonopoly law, and foreign companies fear that they could become easy targets.

China Regulator Probes Microsoft, Accenture Offices

Colum Murphy and Eva Dou
Wall Street Journal
Inspection is latest move in country's antitrust investigation of U.S. tech companies...

What Microsoft Has Done Right (And Wrong) In China With Xbox One

Charlie Custer
Forbes
Half a year after China lifted its console ban, allowing gaming consoles to be legally sold within the country for the first time in over a decade, China’s console gamers are yet to get their hands on anything.

What Microsoft Has Done Right (And Wrong) In China With Xbox One

Charles Custer
Forbes
Now that we have some details about the Chinese Xbox One—a price, a release date, game pricing and lineup, etc.—it’s possible to assess Microsoft’s chances of making a bigger dent in the market than gray-market consoles have.

China Harasses U.S. Tech Companies

The New York Times Editorial Board
New York Times
China has opened what appear to be politically motivated antitrust investigations into American technology companies like Microsoft and Qualcomm. Foreign companies operating in the Communist country could be in for more intense harassment than ever...

Bill Gates Urges China’s Wealthiest to Give to Charity...Again

Jonathan Kaiman
Guardian
Businessman makes plea in People's Daily for country to improve bad philanthropic record by investing in the poor...

Microsoft Denies Global Censorship of China-Related Searches

Paul Carsten
Reuters
Microsoft denied it was omitting websites from its Bing search engine results for users outside China after a Chinese rights group said the U.S. firm was censoring material the government deems politically sensitive.

Dalai Lama’s Chinese Website Infecting Visitors, Expert Warns

Jim Finkle
Reuters
A prominent computer security firm has warned that the Dalai Lama’s Chinese-language website has been compromised with malicious software that is infecting computers of visitors with software that could be used for spying.

Skype’s Been Hijacked in China, And Microsoft Is O.K. With It

Vernon Silver
Bloomberg
A computer science student at the University of New Mexico deciphered an everchanging list of sensitive keywords for which Skype in China surveils and now wants Microsoft to answer for the privacy breach.