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TikTok rival Kuaishou builds $1.4bn data center in China

Tencent-backed video app sees demand from product-placement streams

Kuaishou is China's second-largest short-form video app behind ByteDance's Douyin. (Photo by Yusuke Hinata)

GUANGZHOU -- Chinese video sharing app Kuaishou will spend about 10 billion yuan ($1.41 billion) to build its largest data center, as the company looks to support a user base poised for continued growth in a post-coronavirus market.

The data center, to be located in Inner Mongolia, will house roughly 300,000 servers. The company will put the center online in stages starting at the end of 2021.

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