China's rising importance in global outsourcing is unmistakable. With focus and key investments from the government in the areas of technology, education and infrastructure over recent years, China has emerged as a favourable destination for information technology and business process outsourcing, with an ambition to provide knowledge process outsourcing.
This report outlines many of the risks, as well as many of the advantages of outsourcing from China, including:
• access to about 350,000 engineering graduates each year,
• various tax breaks, financial support and subsidies, and
• modern infrastructure—ports, highways and power supply.