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Google, Microsoft shift production from China faster due to virus

'Made in Vietnam' Pixel phones and Surface laptops expected in 2020

Industry watchers say Microsoft and Google are better positioned to shift production away from China than companies like Apple and HP. (Nikkei montage/source photo by Reuters) 

TAIPEI -- Google and Microsoft are accelerating efforts to shift production of their new phones, personal computers and other devices from China to Southeast Asia amid the worsening coronavirus outbreak, with factories in Vietnam and Thailand expected to be the beneficiaries, the Nikkei Asian Review has learned.

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