icefaerie writes: "Microsoft issued a statement counter to Fred Tipson's declaration that Microsoft might pull out of China. The company has said it is now committed to staying in China. From the article: "Following Mr Tipson's comments, Microsoft issued a statement which said: 'Microsoft is not considering the suspension of the company's internet services in China.' It continued: 'On the contrary, it is committed to continuing to offer services and communications tools in China as it believes it is better for customers that Microsoft is present in global markets with these tools and services as this can not only promote greater communication, but can also help to foster economic opportunity and social collaboration.'""
icefaerie writes: ""A senior executive for Microsoft has said the firm could pull out of non-democratic countries such as China. Fred Tipson, senior policy counsel for the computer giant, said concerns over the repressive regime might force it to reconsider its business in China. 'Things are getting bad... and perhaps we have to look again at our presence there,' he told a conference in Athens.""