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Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi Province, is the center of Jiangxi's politics, economy, and culture. It governs 4 counties (Nanchang County, Xinjian County, Jinxian County, and Anyi County), 5 districts (East Lake District, West Lake District, Qingyunpu District, Wanli District, and Qingshan Lake District), 2 national level development zones (Nanchang National High-tech Industrial Development Zone and Nanchang Economic and Technological Development Zone), 2 provincial level development zones (Jiangxi Sanghai Economic and Technological Development Zone and Nanchang Yingxiong Economic and Technological Development Zone) and the Honggutan New District. It covers an area of 7,402 square kilometers, 617 square kilometers of which is urban area and 220 square kilometers of which is built-area, with a total population of 4.85 million, about 1 million of which is transient population and 2.25 million of which is urban permanent population. It is one of the 35 biggest cities in China.

Nanchang, an open and developing modern city, under the guidance of the city development spirit: "Opening Wider to the Outside World and Going All Out for Prosperity Honestly", is becoming famous in China and in the world as well with a rising momentum. Nanchang has been awarded the glorious titles: "One of the World Top 10 Dynamic Cities", "A National Hygienic City", "One of the Best Places for Living in China", "One of the China's Famous Cities Recommended to the World", and "One of the Charming Cities with Chinese Characteristics" since last year. Nanchang has become one of the best places in China for living and a new and modern city for pioneering. "The city is for its citizens and its citizens take their city as their home" has become the order of the day.

Economic Background

Industry: Nanchang is the largest industrial city of Jiangxi Province, New China's first aircraft, tractor, motorcycle and marine defense missile were all developed in Nanchang. Since the reform and opening up, Nanchang's industrial economy has developed rapidly and formed the modern industrial system composed of aircraft manufacturing, automobile manufacturing, metallurgy, electro-mechanics, textile, chemical engineering, medicine and others; furthermore, the emerging high-tech industry represented by electronic information, biological engineering, new materials and others has also developed rapidly. Now Nanchang is building an important base for modern manufacturing with the base of industrial parks to form the five pillar industries and ten production bases, to build 8 industrial parks higher than the provincial level and to attack 700 large-scale enterprises.

Agriculture Nanchang's agriculture has steadily increased, the agricultural structure optimization has been improved, the agricultural foundation has been enhanced and the views of the towns and villages have been completely changed. Now Nanchang's agriculture has formed "Ten leading products", including high-quality rice, high-quality fruit, lean pork and special aquatic product. Nanchang has been the national important production bases of commodity grains and agricultural and sideline products.

Commercial Distribution, due to the convenient water traffic, Nanchang has always been the important city for commercial and trade circulation at the South China, where not only gathers many merchants, but also is the consumables distributing center of Jiangxi Province and the trade and business transfer hub of the coastal area affecting the central and western areas. The rapid development of the large-scale business leads to the form of the pattern of "Shopping Mall in the City, Large Market of the Outskirts, and Large-scale Logistics Company outside the City", of which, the shopping malls are Nanchang Department Store, Hongcheng Building, New Hongkelong Department Store, Beijing Hualian Group (Jiangxi), Wal-Mart, Metro and others, and the large markets of the outskirts are Hongcheng Market, Jiangxi Decoration Material Market, Nanchang-Shenzhen Agricultural Product Wholesale Market and others, of which, the well-known Hongcheng Market now is one of the nine large commodity wholesale markets of China.

Nanchang Service Outsourcing Industry Development


With the support of its existing educational resources, Nanchang will increase efforts to develop IT education and training to provide a solid labor foundation for the development of service outsourcing. Utilizing its advantages in labor and cost, Nanchang will first develop calling centers and focus efforts on the development of high-end business process outsourcing dominated by businesses such as data processing and business process outsourcing. Nanchang is now improving the infrastructure to facilitate the development of businesses like data processing and back-up centers for disaster recovery.

It is estimated that in 2010 Nanchang will gain RMB 10 billion revenues from service outsourcing (8 billion from ITO and 2 billion from BPO); in RMB 2015, 40 billion (30 billion from ITO and 10 billion from BPO). The total employment of the industry will reach 70 thousand, and exceed 250 thousand in 2015.

Political Support:

Nanchang Government places high premium on the development of service outsourcing. Now it has introduced preferential policies for service outsourcing companies, such as Policies of the Nanchang Government to Support Development of Service Outsourcing and Methods on Administration of Support Funds for Service Outsourcing Labor Training in Nanchang, specifying that Nanchang will not only allocate from its budget an equivalent amount of capital to the national support fund, but also set up a fund in 2008 to provide financial support to service companies in employment, market development, housing, certification and export. In addition, Nanchang has also promulgated methods on administration of supporting funds for service outsourcing labor training to provide subsidies to companies and training agencies on the basis of the national standards.

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