Symantec (SYMC) says it will expand the size of its China R&D Center, which is located in Beijing, by doubling the staff number there and creating 300 more jobs by March next year.

Symantec plans to make its R&D center in China one of the major research centers in the world through this expansion.

Mark Bregman, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Symantec, says that Symantec spends 15% of its global revenue each year on R&D and the new center in China will play a more important role in the company's global development.

Apart from expanding the R&D Center, Symantec will also cooperate with Redflag Linux to launch a new solution called Storage Foundation based on the latter's Linux system.

Symantec set up its China R&D Center in September 2004.

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