In pictures: Gates goes to China
Fortune sent Photographer Paolo Pellegrin to tag along with Bill Gates on a 4-day visit in April, during which the Microsoft chairman was celebrated -- and had reason to celebrate.
By David Kirkpatrick, Fortune senior editor
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The new Beijing from inside Microsoft's China HQ. Here the company planned its rebirth in China.
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