Microsoft Collaborated With Sanctioned Chinese Military Proxy To Build Operating System For Chinese Communist Party

Microsoft, which has been floated as a potential purchaser of TikTok to ameliorate concerns over the app’s links to the Chinese Communist Party, created an operating system explicitly for the Chinese government in collaboration with a Chinese military proxy. Adding to a long list of reasons why Microsoft acquiring TikTok would not remedy concerns over the app’s subservience to the Chinese Communist Party, the American tech giant built a version of its popular “Windows” operating system for use by the Chinese government in 2015. According to the company’s press release: “China Electronics Technology Group (CETC) and Microsoft Corp. announced a