China Warns Microsoft Against Interfering with Probe

In another sign that China is aiming at Microsoft, the government warned the company not to interfere with its antitrust investigation, days after officials conducted surprise raids on four of the software firm’s offices across the country. The harsh warning, using terminology rarely seen in commercial cases and normally reserved for China’s most challenging political nemeses, like Japan and the Dalai Lama, signals how seriously Beijing is taking the inquiry at a time of rising tensions between China and the United States over spying and economic issues.