Published at Shanghai Daily
Let’s make a guess:
If China is trying to compete with India in this Industry, do they have a competitive advantage?
India’s advantages come from their differentiation: the everyday’s use of English language and, as I have experienced, the impressive analytical skills of Indians. The competitive advantage in cost is probably similar in India and in China.
If China wants to compete internationally they’ll have to consider the improvement of the English language skills of the people working in this industry as a short term objective. Of course, the internal market for Software Outsourcing is probably huge (as everything in China), so maybe they don’t need the international market to start this industry.
My guess is: China will be competing internationally before five years.

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