Microsoft founder Bill Gates stated on Xinhua how “progress against poverty and disease around the world has been made in 2018”, and “China has been a major contributor to this progress”
Microsoft has had a presence in China for more than 20 years, entering the market in 1992. Bill Gates, had the foresight to establish an office in Beijing, accurately predicting the country’s transition to the booming economy we see today.
In a video speech exclusively broadcast via Xinhua, Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said Tuesday that exciting progress against poverty and disease around the world has been made in 2018, and China has been a major contributor to this progress.
Microsoft has expanded its business across the country under its strategy of long-term investment and development. Today, Bill Gates’ company most complete subsidiary and largest R&D center outside the United States is in China. Microsoft has been working closely with customers and industry partners to realize innovation and both localize and land Microsoft technologies and solutions in China.
Actually US based tech giant boasts a robust partner ecosystem with 17,000 partners. In early 2015, Microsoft was awarded “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative of 2015 Companies in China ” by Fast Company magazine due to its local product strategy and commitments to helping Chinese partners, and was included as one of ” The Companies Remaking The Chinese Economy” along with Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and other companies.
Microsoft is also on Chinese web with Bing, Cifnews雨果网 partner. According to data, Bing is the last major foreign search engine operating in China after Baidu, but Microsoft also attaches great importance to its social responsibilities and has been active in giving back to the local communities in which it operates. This includes supporting education and training initiatives, promoting innovation and local economic development and assisting in building a secure and open computing environment.