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Microsoft, others seek fast boat to China

Microsoft may be big, but China's market's bigger, and like other Western companies, the software powerhouse is willing to change its ways to court favor. Plus: The next economic superpower, and CeBit in Shanghai.

Microsoft may be big, but China's market's bigger, and like other Western companies, the software powerhouse is willing to change its ways to court favor. Plus: The next economic superpower, and CeBit in Shanghai Microsoft gets diplomatic in China
Struggling with bad PR and a growing threat from Linux, Microsoft China works its connections, turns up the investments and makes a charitable gesture or two.
June 5, 2002 
Connections are key for Western companies
As more businesses reach for a piece of the Chinese economic pie, they'd be wise to placate the bureaucrats while sticking to the adage "When in Rome..."
May 31, 2002 
Commentary: How to invest in China
Gartner analysts say companies that enter China's markets will do best to follow the examples of foreign companies that have already achieved success there.
June 5, 2002 
Handwriting apps emerge from Intel China
The company is working on software that lets PCs more readily understand shapes and visual patterns, which should ease the burden managing images, handwritten notes and other data.
June 2, 2002 
CeBit Shanghai: Small show, many gadgets
At Shanghai's CeBit consumer-electronics trade fair, Chinese businesses show off their digital savvy. Potential success stories lurk in the aisles.
May 31, 2002 
China's second revolution
reporter's notebook Growing industry, an eager populace and heavy foreign investment fuel this new economic fire. All over Shanghai it's the same message: This century is ours.
May 31, 2002