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Trade war

Foxconn looks to move server production back to Taiwan for security

Island could become a "technology buffer" in US-China trade war, Terry Gou says

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou (second from left) signs a memorandum of understanding with Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu on March 17 to purchase agricultural products from the city to help feed Foxconn's more than 1 million employees.

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan--- Foxconn is considering shifting some server production out of China and hiring up to 3,000 high-end software engineers for a big-data processing hub in this southern Taiwanese city, citing cybersecurity concerns amid the ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing, Chairman Terry Gou said.

"We don't know how the U.S.-China trade war is going to develop," Gou told a press conference in Kaohsiung on Sunday afternoon. "Some sensitive data has to be stored in a third-party location and Taiwan is a neutral location between China and the U.S."

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