- Chinese officials asked Microsoft to explain “major problems” in data the company provided as part of an antitrust probe.
- China began looking into Microsoft’s sales and marketing practices in the country more than a year ago. This is the first mention of it within that time.
- Microsoft previously said it would cooperate in the probe, but has yet to comment on this update.
China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) said it asked Microsoft to “explain some major problems with the digital data,” but didn’t provide additional information.
The purpose of the investigation is unknown, but an SAIC official previously said authorities were looking at how Microsoft distributes its media player and browser software in China.