Chinese authorities hope to dislodge American software’s position in the domestic market after tensions between the USA and China escalated over cyber security and hacking allegations.
The new, as yet unnamed, software will be launched in October this year. The Chinese government says it plans to have a version for smartphones and tablets within three to five years.
China has complained to the USA after whistleblower Edward Snowden released thousands of documents which revealed the NSA’s systematic spying on foreign governments businessesincluding Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.
In May the USA charged five Chinese military officers with stealing data from US companies.
In the same month China banned Windows 8 from government offices. Many have reverted to using Windows XP, which is no longer supported by Microsoft.
The company is currently facing a monopoly investigation.
Report Courtesy Business-Tech