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Additional China Feature
China The Ultimate Business Challenge & Greatest Opportunity
The sheer size of China’s population which is more than four greater than the the United States combined with it consistently high ecomomic growth over t three decades makes it one of the worlds most attractive economies to trade with.
For three decades after the end of WW2 China was a very insular society in economic and international political terms but those days are long gone. It is now a major force in both respects and ultimately may have as much if not more clout than the United States.
Inward investment in China is welcome and in some areas the expertise of other countries is an integral requirement if its economic growth is to be sustained. However China is not an open door to speculators who are minded to line their pockets and disregard the culture and politics of their society. There are rules and the ethos of when in Rome do as the Roman do has to be strictly adhered to. It is not possible to turn up at Beijing Airport and expect to open up a business immediately the next day. There are procedures and formalities which can seem overwhelming and take a great deal of time to go through.
It is not possible to be either open a business in China let alone succeed unless you have some understanding of the culture from which the formalities are derived. A simple example of thiis is the expectancy of courtsey when you are offered someones business card. You should recieve it with two hands and look at it. You are expected to reciprocate the gesture with a card which has a nom de pleurre in Chinese that you have chosen in advance.