Microsoft Corp. has revealed details of a joint venture with state-owned China Electronics Technology Group Corp. (CETC) to streamline the release of a localized version of Windows 10 for China. 

The venture, dubbed C&M Information Technologies, will serve “government agencies, as well as state owned enterprises in key infrastructure fields such as energy, telecommunications, and transportation  said Yusuf Mehdi, Head of Marketing at Microsoft in a public blog post.

Microsoft has forged several partnerships in China this year as U.S. tech firms are coming under increased pressure to localize elements of their technology. In September the company revealed a number of partnerships with state-owned and private companies including CETC and Chinese search giant Baidu. 

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com