Outsourcing industry thriving in Dalian

17:22, February 24, 2011      

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Currently, the number of enterprises engaged in software and service outsourcing in Dalian reached 941, and the amount of software professionals is up to 100,800. In 2010, the software and service outsourcing industry in Dalian realized a sales income of 53.5 billion yuan, up 33.75 percent year on year; as well as 1.8 billion U.S. dollars of export earnings, up 28.6 percent year on year, according to the Dalian Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation Bureau.

Dalian is vigorously enhancing its independent innovation capability and actively developing the software industry. Among the software and service outsourcing enterprises, 56 of the top 500 enterprises are in Dalian. Among the world's top 10 service providers, there are six that carry out outsourcing business in Dalian. Meanwhile, new types of outsourcing are increasing year by year, such as the financial and insurance services industry, the digital trade industry, the Internet industry, animation industry, and the industrial design industry.

The ability to undertake service outsourcing to Japan is a long-term advantage of Dalian's software industry. On this basis, Dalian also continues to improve the ability to take on business from Europe and America as well, and a large number of software services outsourcing projects for European and American markets have already settled in the Dalian Software Park.

A modern software park is currently under construction in Dalian, and it is expected to provide 200,000 people with employment in five years. Output value will reach an estimated 100 billion yuan.

By Yan Meng, People's Daily Online
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