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Google expands in Taiwan, its top Asian R&D hub

New round of hiring follows internet group's takeover of HTC mobile unit last year

Taiwan is Google's "most significant base for research and development in Asia," according to an executive.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Google pledged Wednesday to hire more than 300 professionals for the company's largest expansion in Taiwan, highlighting the island's role as an Asian research hub.

"It would be our biggest hiring ever in Taiwan," Chien Lee-feng, managing director of Google Taiwan, told reporters. "Taiwan is our most significant base for research and development in Asia."

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