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Microsoft to build Taiwan data center amid US-China tech war

Taiwanese president touts investment as show of deeper ties with Washington

Microsoft announced it would build its first cloud-computing data center in Taiwan at an event attended by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Oct. 26 in Taipei. (Photo courtesy of Office of the President in Taiwan)

TAIPEI -- Microsoft is to make its largest investment in Taiwan by building its first cloud-computing data center there and turning it into a key Asia operating hub amid uncertainty created by an intensifying U.S.-China tech war.

The U.S. software giant said the company, which invests $1 billion in data and cybersecurity each year, will also work with Taiwan to enhance the security of the electronics supply chain.

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