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One ban I can agree with.

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Windows 8.1 is OK?

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Beware! You will go to jail if you bribed officials. If you don't bribe and then you’re product will be banned without reason.

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Kobuta Chan MAY. 22, 2014 - 04:53AM JST

If you don't bribe and then you’re product will be banned without reason.

You may not have used windows 8 before. If your product is unreliable and not good as old version, Consumer have right to ban your product. No newer versions of Windows have not captured the army of fans like windows XP.

In most of the Australian libraries and government offices are still using Windows XP. In Japan there are many offices including government and private are die hard fans of XP. It is not only about the higher cost of replacement. Reliability, and quality. Japan and Australia have no problem with US politically. However they still do not want to use Windows 8 as China.

Town, city and prefecture governments that are the biggest offenders according to a survey by the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry last October. Around 2 million computers are in use at these offices, 722,166 (or 36%) of which are running XP. Governments blame the software used to handle of residential and taxation data, which is incompatible with newer operating systems

If Australia and Japan do not want windows 8, why should PRC have to use?

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/131494-Windows-XP-Phaseout-Puts-13-Million-Japanese-PCs-at-Risk

http://www.japantoday.com/category/technology/view/microsoft-to-end-support-for-xp-on-april-9

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Consumer have right to ban your product.

Consumers have the right to boycott your product, not ban it. Let the market decide.

See, this is the type of business decisions that make any country wary of working trade deals with China. No notice, no explanations, just a whim.

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Consumers have the right to boycott your product, not ban it. Let the market decide.

In this case it appears the government IS the consumer. The article is not written very well, but it sees that W8 has only been banned in government offices.

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Haha, so W8 doesn't meet the standards of Communist China!

For an office environment I wouldn't recommend it anyway. Most are sticking to W7. Fine if you have a touch screen tablet but it's not a desktop OS.

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