Oracle to open development centre in China

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Oracle to open development centre in China

Database giant Oracle plans to open a software development centre in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.

The centre, which will open in May, will focus on the development of Chinese-language applications for banking and mobile commerce and will also test software applications that have been developed by Oracle development labs elsewhere and localised for Chinese-language markets, including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Oracle's Vivian Wong said.

In addition to developing mobile commerce applications, Oracle will work with Chinese partners to develop related content, Wong said. She would not comment on which companies had partnered with Oracle or the nature of the content under development.

The Shenzhen centre is expected to employ 100 staff, Wong said. Currently, Oracle has around 350 employees in China.

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