Steve Ballmer raised some issues and concerns with Chinese president Hu, discussing how 90% out of 100% copies of Windows in China are pirated and only 10% is legit. Microsoft estimates that 90% of China uses some form of pirated software on their computer, with over half of the countries residents still using Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6, a claim which is backed up by StatsCounter.com.
White House quoted Obama raising the concerns from Steve Ballmer says;
"We're making progress on making sure that the government procurement process in China is open and fair to American businesses. And we've made progress as a consequence of this state visit".
"Some of it has to do with intellectual property protection. So we were just in a meeting with business leaders, and Steve Ballmer of Microsoft pointed out that their estimate is that only 1 customer in every 10 of their products is actually paying for it in China. And so can we get better enforcement, since that is an area where America excels intellectual property and high-value added products and services."
Microsoft has been battling piracy for years in America, and has gained tremendous ground in the market.