Ralph Haupter, chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft Greater China Region

Internet execution should be carried out under laws:Microsoft Executive

Wuzhen,China China Central Television (CCTV) – Internet execution should be carried out under laws, Ralph Haupter, chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft Greater China Region (GCR), said Tuesday.

Haupter said, “the Internet gave the world a lot of opportunity of growth, and gave the world a way to come together and to be close across cultures, across countries, across businesses.”

Countries and people have their own interests. And People also live and work in the Internet, which provides “the opportunity of technology for prosperity of society,” Haupter said.

“But at the same time, we understand that countries and sovereignty need to be a part of the way how Internet engages, so govern law being a part of way how the Internet get executed and run a country. I think this is very important. Having sovereignty, I think, is very important for countries. For us, that’s the guiding principle that we bring technology to market,” said Haupter.

Haupter said Microsoft has brought in Internet services under Chinese law. The company had an opportunity the last 20 plus years to participate, and somehow even foster, steer, and inject growth.

“I think the Chinese market is an exploding market, that’s based on pure size. But I would also say that’s based on companies bringing in innovation here, which are respecting and reflecting needs of the local markets,” said Haupter.

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