As Microsoft shuts stores in China, are authorized retailers still relevant?

The reported closure of Microsoft’s brick-and-mortar stores managed by authorized retail partners in China has raised questions about the tech giant’s strategy in the world’s second-largest economy and whether the move is counterintuitive when the market’s consumer electronics sector has seen a sign of recovery.  “Microsoft is undergoing a strategic shift in its retail operations in Mainland China, as indicated by their response to media reports about the potential closure of thei

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