Chinese visitors walk past Microsoft booth at the International Software China in Beijing.
Chinese visitors walk past the Microsoft booth at the China International Software Expo 2005 in Beijing June 15, 2005. Microsoft Corp.'s new MSN China Internet venture is censoring words such as "freedom," "democracy" and "human rights" on its free online journals, Microsoft said on Tuesday, putting itself in the middle of a major Web controversy. The world's largest software maker said that its "MSN Spaces" service operated out of China, which allows users to set up their own blogs, or online journals, was acting in accordance with local laws. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV CC/dh