On 16 January 2015, the State Council issued the Opinion regarding Driving Fast Development of Service Outsource Industry (the "Opinion"). The Opinion indicates that up until 2020, the service outsource industry will target, at an increase in scale and optimized industrial structure, a greater competitive ability of enterprises in the global market. In light of the Opinion, software, information technology, research and development, internet and energy will be the major areas for promoting service outsource. This is the first time that the State Council has made an entire deployment to quicken the development of the service outsource industry.