"If You Aren't Already Looking At China, Start Now"
You can't afford to ignore China these days. Maybe you grew up thinking it is a distant, closed-off land, but this is no longer the case.
In the past few years Western national newspapers have started carrying a lot more news aboutChina--some have even got special daily "China Business” sections -- and it's not just hype.
China is the world's fourth largest country with one fifth of the world'spopulation.
The GDP of China is now over 10 times larger than what it was in 1980, when the previously closed country began opening its doors to international commerce.
Chinese people and culture are spreading more than ever, and in turn Chinese people are eagerly looking abroad to Korea, Japan, Australia, Europe, and the USA - absorbing and learning from foreign culture and business know-how.
China is now known as "the factory of the world”and the chances are that, at this moment, you are reading this text on a computer with at least some of the componentsmade in China, wearing clothes made in China, sitting on furnituremade in China... and planning on making a profit from buying and re-selling even more goodsmade in China!
China has already taken a leading position in the economy of the world, and you need to be ready to take advantage of the opportunities this presents.
Recent economic developments such as new Chinese stock markets, ever-increasing investment in the domestic market by western multinationals, and aggressive entrepreneurial expansion by Chinese exporters, mean that China's economy is still evolving and actually growing faster than ever.
But the big difference for you and other business-people around the world is really going to be the improvement in communications that mean you have no excuse for not doing business with theChinese!