Yahoo has laid off between 200 and 300 staff as it shut down its research and development (R&D) office in Beijing. The office was the last Yahoo outpost in China.

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s recent consolidation efforts have seen the company make significant cutbacks to its operations since October 2014, with a focus on reining in its global spread.

The cuts have seen downsizing in other regional centers including India. Up to 400 staff were cut from the Bangalore office in October 2014, approximately three percent of the company’s total workforce.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com