Kinect, controller-free gaming and entertainment experience equipment developed by Microsoft Corporation, will not be introduced into China, like the video game console Xbox 360 due to a policy restriction, reiterated Michel Van Der Bel, COO of Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd.
In June 2000, the Ministry of Culture issued a notice, forbidding any company or individual to produce and sell electronic game equipment and accessories to China. The regulation suspended the plan of Sony Corporation to launch PS2 in the Chinese market.
When being asked whether Microsoft has tried to negotiate with Chinese government agencies, Michel Van Der Bel has not formally responded, only saying that a global company should abide by the laws and regulations of the local government.
Just another case of a company trying to do business in China but stopped at the door.