MS: China not important due to piracy

Steve Ballmer said that Microsoft doesn’t find China “important” due to its government’s lack of support in fighting software piracy. Although China is a huge market, Microsoft products can be found across the country – and online – for pennies and/or free.

“China’s not really very important to our business right now,” Mr Ballmer said. “I’d like it to be but it’s not because of the high rate of piracy of intellectual property.