Chinese President Hu Jintao to Bill Gates: I am dealing with Microsoft Windows every day

“After a swanky dinner with the world’s richest man, Chinese President Hu Jintao turns his attention to America’s largest exporter, whose sales to China could help ease tensions over a growing trade gap. Hu, who dined Tuesday night at the home of Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, was invited to tour Boeing Co.’s Everett plant on Wednesday, just days after Chinese officials confirmed a commitment to order 80 Boeing 737 jets, in a deal valued at $5.2 billion at list prices,” Allison Linn reports for The Associated Press. “The big Boeing deal is one of several purchases the Chinese made recently as officials try to ease tensions over the massive trade gap between the two nations. It’s one of several issues President Bush is expected to raise when Hu heads to Washington, D.C., later in his four-day U.S. tour.”

Linn reports, “Touring Microsoft’s suburban Redmond campus earlier Tuesday, Hu said he admired what Gates had achieved. He also sought to reassure Gates that China is serious about protecting intellectual property rights, a key concern for the company as it battles widespread piracy of its Windows operating system there. ‘Because you, Mr. Bill Gates, are a friend of China, I’m a friend of Microsoft,’ Hu said through a translator. ‘Also, I am dealing with the operating system produced by Microsoft every day,’ he added, to laughter. Gates responded: ‘Thank you, it’s a fantastic relationship,” and then quipped: “And if you ever need advice on how to use Windows, I’ll be glad to help.'”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “G” for the heads up.]
Damn, that’s a good interpreter! That translation perfectly conveyed in English the idea of how Windows users like Hu feel about that operating system.

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31 Comments

  1. Also, I am dealing with the operating system produced by Microsoft every day

    Sums it up exactly

    And if you ever need advice on how to use Windows, I’ll be glad to help

    Hey Gates! I think he already knows how to use it, he was refering to all the other stuff one has to put up with.

  2. Ha-ha. You macheads are such losers. The two largest new markets for computers – China and India – go with Windows (and some Linux), and the most you can think of is wonder what “dealing” meant. In a decade Macs will be history.

    Welcome to the real world, fools.

  3. macromancer:

    OK. Maybe “crazy” was a bit strong. But the whole point of this story being posted on MDN is to incite a reaction to the “dealing with” phrase. Being a translated quote, I thought this was a bit of a stretch.

    Do you disagree? Or are you going to resort to allegations of schizophrenia again?

    MW: face

  4. Apple’s latest computers have socketed motherboards, multiple OS booting capability and no viruses. That means they’re adapable, son. That means Not About To Die.

    Please excuse MDM from skool, everyone. The poor thing is suffering from a terrible case of the stupids.

  5. China should help close the U.S. trade gap and purchase a site license of Windows for the whole country. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

    Let’s see … $100 a pop for 250 millionish computers would only be about $2.5 billion.

    Not that I want Gates to get any richer. I just thought that’d be a good idea. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  6. Settle Down you overreacted to a comment I made, first by implying that everyone on the board was getting bent about it, in which case I was the only one who commented on it, and then assuming I was all out of control.

    People sometimes tend to read forum posts, emails etcetera in the same tone in which they end to speak to other people, so if you thought ‘everyone’ was getting bent about the stupid comment the man made, then perhaps you were hearing it in your own voice and thus reacted to that.

    My point was it was funny they used the term ‘dealing’ with but by no means were ‘people’ going crazy over it.

    Read the posts. There was only one reference to it. One. You were the one that went crazy, and for no reason lol.

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