A major task for the Shanghai government to meet its strategic need for an economic structure oriented to a service economy is to build up and develop service outsourcing.
The Shanghai Municipal Committee and the Shanghai municipal government place great emphasis on service outsourcing.
In October 2006, Shanghai was granted the first group of service outsourcing bases by MOFCOM, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and the Ministry of Science and Technology.
A month later, Pudong New Area, Luwan district, Changning district and Caohejing High-Tech Park were authorized to be service outsourcing model areas.
Five service outsourcing parks — Shanghai Zhangjiang Financial Information Outsourcing Center, Shanghai Zhangjiang Biomedicine Outsourcing Center, Shanghai Nanhui Biomedicine Outsourcing Center, Shanghai Information Technology Outsourcing Center and Shanghai Human Resources Outsourcing Center — were accredited in March 2008.
Now Shanghai Pudong Software Park and Luwan Human Resources Outsourcing Park as Shanghai have been accredited as information technology service outsourcing and human resource outsourcing centers. An additional 40 key outsourcing firms have also been accredited.
Source: China View