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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Chinese Government Gives Microsoft The Old Heave-Ho

The Chinese government has cancelled a contract it was about to complete with Microsoft. The contract was signed two weeks ago, according to Silicon.com, but the Chinese government has come under fire since then for not going with a local vendor, as required by law. An official from the Chinese science and Technology Ministry actually called the deal a threat to national security. China decided to initiate the $3.6 million dollar contract after discovering it had pirated software on its own computers (China has a piracy rate of roughly 90%).

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