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Microsoft asks some employees in China to move to other countries

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Microsoft has reportedly asked around 100 of its employees in China to consider moving to other countries. The request comes as tensions between Beijing and Washington escalate over AI and clean energy technologies. Chinese employees, primarily involved in cloud computing, were offered options to work in the United States, Australia, or Ireland. Last year, there were reports of the Biden administration preparing to restrict Chinese firms’ access to US cloud services. Microsoft has affirmed that providing internal opportunities for some employees is a regular part of its business and that the company remains committed to China.