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Oracle opens support center in China

The center will service much of Asia.

Oracle is opening a support center in China. The Dalian Global Support Center will not only service China, Taiwan and Korea, but also future expansions in the Asian Pacific, the company said. It will be one of Oracle's 18 global service centers around the world. Dalian service representatives will possess language skills in Mandarin and Korean, in addition to being versed in Oracle applications, middleware and database software.

Dalian is located in northern China roughly equidistant from Beijing, China and Pyongyang, North Korea. The opening is part of Oracle's push to expand its presence, products and services to more cities in China, one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In a March report, IDC predicted that IT spending in China would increase by as much as 14 percent for 2006.