With its more than 200 cities of one million or more inhabitants
and a total population of 1.4 billion, China has long been a global
leader in technology and industry. As the world's second largest
economy, the country has experienced double-digit growth during the
past decade and a GDP increase of nine percent in 2009.
As China's outsourcing capacity grows stronger, it continues to
offer expansive and substantial offshore service opportunities to
the U.S. and European markets. The rapid development of the
country's service outsourcing industry is based on a steady
enhancement of service delivery capabilities - making it an
appealing BPO location.
Stream's China service center opened in 2010 and is located
within the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) in the Suzhou district.
With a population of 12 million, Suzhou is situated in the center
of the Yangtze Delta and is in close proximity to Shanghai - 18
minutes from central Shanghai via high-speed railway. SIP was
established in 1987 as a unique joint venture between the Chinese
Central Government and Singapore, and has been rated a "Top 5"
business location in China by Fortune Magazine.