China's Ministry of Information Industry, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Science and Technology have approved six more Chinese cities as the second batch of recognized China Service Outsourcing Zones.

The six cities are Beijing, Tianjin, Nanjing, Wuhan, Jinan and Hangzhou. They have each signed a five-year agreement with MII, MC and MST to each carry the title of China Service Outsourcing Zone.

At present, China's software and information service accounts for over 65% of the total domestic market sales and the export of software and information service is increasing by about 28% and is expected to reach US$12.5 billion by 2010.

With the addition of these six cities, China now has 11 cities serving as service outsourcing bases and they are expected to help better integrate the local resources and create a better image for the Chinese service outsourcing industry.

The first batch of cities listed as service outsourcing bases in 2006 were Shanghai, Xi'an, Dalian, Shenzhen and Chengdu.


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