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China investigates Microsoft's monopoly

China is investigating Microsoft for allegedly operating a monopoly in its market, the government said on July 29, 2014.

China investigates Microsoft's monopoly
A man walks past a Microsoft logo at a buliding in Beijing on July 29, 2014. China is investigating Microsoft for allegedly operating a monopoly in its market, the government said on July 29, as it took aim at the US software giant over business practices. (AFP/Getty Images)
China investigates Microsoft's monopoly
The reception desk is seen inside the Microsoft office in Guangzhou, in southern China's Guangdong province on July 29, 2014. China is investigating Microsoft for allegedly operating a monopoly in its market, the government said on July 29, as it took aim at the US software giant over business practices. (AFP/Getty Images)
China investigates Microsoft's monopoly
Ralph Haupter, corporate vice president of Microsoft, talks with reporters during a press conference after the inauguration of the new Shanghai's Free Trade Zone during a ceremony in Pudong district of Shanghai on September 29, 2013. China launched a free trade zone in its commercial hub Shanghai, with the project seen as a testing ground for much-needed reforms in the world's second largest economy. (AFP/Getty Images)
China investigates Microsoft's monopoly
Ralph Haupter, corporate vice president of Microsoft, talks with reporters during a press conference after the inauguration of the new Shanghai's Free Trade Zone in Pudong district of Shanghai on September 29, 2013. China launched a free trade zone in its commercial hub Shanghai, with the project seen as a testing ground for much-needed reforms in the world's second largest economy. (AFP/Getty Images)
China investigates Microsoft's monopoly
A view of the headquarters building of the Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group at Zhongguancun Village on May 25, 2011 in Beijing, China. (Getty Images)
China investigates Microsoft's monopoly
China's President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Microsoft founder Bill Gates during the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference in Boao on the southern Chinese resort island of Hainan on April 8, 2013. State and government leaders from Asia and other regions have been invited to attend three-days of economic meetings for the annual Boao Forum for Asia in Boao, a coastal town in south China's Hainan Province. (AFP/Getty Images)
China investigates Microsoft's monopoly
China's President Xi Jinping (R) speaks during a meeting with Microsoft founder Bill Gates during the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference in Boao on the southern Chinese resort island of Hainan on April 8, 2013. State and government leaders from Asia and other regions have been invited to attend three-days of economic meetings for the annual Boao Forum for Asia in Boao, a coastal town in south China's Hainan Province. (AFP/Getty Images)