There was an interesting article in the China Briefing on how Dalian has received has received USD 4.7 Million in funding to grow their BPO business and the city has made lots of progress.
1. NIT has started a center in Dalian
2. Genpact is creating a HRO COE in Dalian.
It seems like the Chinese government has definitely taken a page from the India BPO book and has focused on building infrastructure, language training, education and providing incentive to companies to build out satellite centers to help build local knowledge in functional areas.