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Reader's Article: Microsoft, “What do you stand for”?

Summary: Another guest post from a Boycott Novell contributor based in China

Just why shouldn’t “human rights” be a good enough reason for Microsoft to join Google’s “don’t be evil” business principles, or has “profiteering” become the most important and only reason for Microsoft to be in business today?

Corazón Aquino democratic President of the Philippines got it right when she said, "Freedom of expression, in particular, freedom of the press, guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy."

However, using the words of the Chinese Communist Party, “China does not need democracy, or democracy does not fit China”. But since they consider Taiwan a part of China, as a province, didn’t Taiwan already have democracy?

Isn’t Taiwan’s president elected? Hasn’t Taiwan implemented a multi-party system? Isn’t freedom of the press and speech already existent in Taiwan? Taiwan’s existence signifies that Chinese can have democracy.

So how does the CCP spread its “culture of influence” upon the world, using labels that evoke positive images, by confusing reality; for instance, it has attached the label of "patriotism" to "supporting the CCP" instead of "supporting China."

  1. Does "anti-CCP" really mean "anti-China"?

  2. Is the CCP actually necessary for China's growth and prosperity?

  3. Why shouldn't China be a democratic, free and “morally conscious” new China?

If anyone has doubts about what the Chinese Communist Party values are, see for yourself in the manner to which they deny the people their actual true experiences from being heard in the media…

Translated Orders by the Chinese Communist Regime on Reporting “” News in China Media Outlets Originated from: Li Wufeng (李伍峰), Bureau Chief of the State Council Information Office Internet Affairs Bureau

All chief editors and managers:

Google has officially announced its withdrawal from the China market. This is a high-impact incident. It has triggered netizens’ discussions which are not limited to a commercial level. Therefore please pay strict attention to the following content requirements during this period:

A. News Section

1. Only use Central Government main media (website) content; do not use content from other sources 2. Reposting must not change title 3. News recommendations should refer to Central government main media websites 4. Do not produce relevant topic pages; do not set discussion sessions; do not conduct related investigative reporting; 5. Online programs with experts and scholars on this matter must apply for permission ahead of time. This type of self-initiated program production is strictly forbidden. 6. Carefully manage the commentary posts under news items.

B. Forums, blogs and other interactive media sections:

1. It is not permitted to hold discussions or investigations on the Google topic 2. Interactive sections do not recommend this topic, do not place this topic and related comments at the top 3. All websites please clean up text, images and sound and videos which attack the Party, State, government agencies, Internet policies with the excuse of this event. 4. All websites please clean up text, images and sound and videos which support Google, dedicate flowers to Google, ask Google to stay, cheer for Google and others have a different tune from government policy 5. On topics related to Google, carefully manage the information in exchanges, comments and other interactive sessions 6. Chief managers in different regions please assign specific manpower to monitor Google-related information; if there is information about mass incidents, please report it in a timely manner.

We ask the Monitoring and Control Group to immediately follow up monitoring and control actions along the above directions; once any problems are discovered, please communicate with respected sessions in a timely manner.

More than 2,000 years ago, Confucius said: “A man of noble character remains composed and continues to follow principles even in a difficult situation; a villain, on the contrary, becomes flustered and would commit all kinds of wrongdoing.” Even when suffering the loss of money and harm to one’s practical interests, one must uphold principles. Freedom is not free. - Epoch Times News Group

“All business issues are related to political issues, and in the end, every important political and social issue has relevance to business!”

Just when does it become personal, enough for everyone to take a stand in favor of those suffering, our brothers and sisters, to be without their human rights, when it’s your own businesses, such as Microsoft, which are fully supporting in compliance the repressive regime’s oppression of the people?

Just what are Microsoft’s core values - NOT what the business achieved (as a monopoly), but what it stands for?

Microsoft Ethics

Why is Microsoft NOT supporting its own people at home, by evading its own taxes under the Washington State laws, instead of supporting the Communist regime laws of a foreign country without debate or discussion? See for yourself how Microsoft is tax dodging the good State of Washington:

Microsoft Values

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