Satya Nadella visits India and China to discuss technology development and anti-trust probe

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella was on his mini-tour in Asia, where he visited his homeland of India, as well as China. Visits of two countries had different purposes, as Nadella encouraged development of technology in India, but visited China to discuss about the anti-trust probe that country has towards Microsoft.

In India, Nadella held an inspiring speech at ‘Tech for Good, Ideas for India’ event in New Delhi. He talked about his passion for poetry and computer science, and said that the more he knows about technology, the more he wants to explore it, and pursue his dream.

Nadella also cited a line from “A Thousand Desires Such” written by the poet Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, during his speech. “Hazaaron khwahishen aisi ke har khwahish pe dam nikle, Bahut niklay mere armaan, lekin phir bhi kam nikle.” Or translated to English:

“Thousands of desires, each worth dying for. Many of them I have realized, yet I yearn for more.”

After his speeches, Nadella met with Indian Minister ofCommunications and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad, with whom he discussed about helping technology development in the country, as well as Microsoft’s partnership with Digital India.

This was Nadella’s third visit to his homeland since he took over as a CEO of Microsoft in 2014. Nadella is known for his motivation of others, and desire to help his country prosper, so we should expect even bigger contribution from him to development of technology in India in the future.

Nadella allegedly discussed anti-trust probe in China

After his visit to India, Nadella went to China to discuss some more serious business. Reportedly, Nadella was in China to discuss the ongoing anti-trust probe with officials. However, Microsoft’s spokesperson denied this claim:

“A spokesman for Microsoft declined to confirm whether Nadella is meeting with government officials and said his China visit will include attending a Microsoft Developer day and Tsinghua Management School event,” reports Reuters.

In case you don’t know what’s going on, Microsoft’s offices in China were raided a couple of times since 2014 by the country’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce, as a part of its anti-trust investigation. Reportedly, China accused Microsoft of not respecting its anti-monopoly law, due to issues with “compatibility, bundling and document authentication”. However, details about this case were never fully revealed.

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