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China's Tech Giants Are Racing the West Into Southeast Asia

Mar 20, 2018 | 15:16 GMT
China's tech giants see Southeast Asia as a market ready for development.

Tencent Chairman and CEO Pony Ma Huateng speaks during a big data expo in Guiyang, China, during May 2017. Tencent is the largest Chinese web portal in China. Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma speaks during a technology trade fair in Hannover, Germany, during March 2015.

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China's tech giants are drawing a line in the sand in Southeast Asia. From internet heavyweight Alibaba to smartphone maker Xiaomi, Chinese companies have singled out the region as a critical market to push back against their Japanese, South Korean and U.S. rivals. The 10 countries of the Association of...

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