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US and Chinese tech juggernauts battle over ASEAN clouds

Southeast Asia provides unique choice of East and West data processing power

Startups in Southeast Asia's thriving internet economy have to take geopolitical risks when choosing a cloud service provider. (Source photos by Reuters and Getty Images)

SINGAPORE -- Amid the great U.S.-China tech divide, Southeast Asia and its fast-growing digital markets have become a main battleground for the digital behemoths of both superpowers.

There, Amazon.com, Microsoft, Google, Alibaba Group Holding and other players are investing heavily in cloud computing -- services that provide processing power and data storage to all sizes of corporations and government institutions.

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