A timely reality check
"There are two things that make a country interesting. One is it buys a lot of PCs, the other is they pay for the software that gets used on those PCs," Ballmer said. In China, "there is no software market to speak of."
In its annual report last month, The American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing said it expects an increase in trade tension between the U.S. and China. While China should move toward a more flexible currency, the U.S. should focus more on pressing the Chinese government to better enforce intellectual-property laws, change rules that limit foreign ownership and reduce tariffs.