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The Chinese city of Wuxi has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian technology education firm, NIIT to set up information technology training centers and create a talent pool of 200,000 IT professionals by 2010.

Claiming that Wuxi's trained outsourcing talent pool would touch 30,000 in the next two years, Weize said the salaries of Chinese employees engaged in offshore outsourcing business is 25-40 per cent lower than that of Indian counterparts.

NIIT, which has tied up with 129 universities in China and has trained around 50,000 IT professionals in the last 10 years, will now focus extensively on its three training centres in Wuxi. NIIT’s president-individual learning solutions G Raghavan said: "There is a phenomenal opportunity for services outsourcing sector in China. We will leverage Wuxi’s potential to create and train 200,000 IT professionals."

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