Fourteen hour flight, two hour layover in Dubaï and here we were – Shanghai – the largest, the most populous and the wealthiest city of China.
With more of 400 completed skyscrapers, and some under construction, Shanghai is ranked in the fourth place of the list of cities by skyscrapers – building that riches or exceeds the height of 100 meters.
So please, look into the air.
The capital of China is less international than Shanghai but not less beautiful. Place of the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square or the Temple of Heaven, impressive monuments and significant places of the Chinese history. And what about the Beijing gastronomic specialty – the Peking Duck – simply scrumptious.
Short trip, too short to see all the amazing Beijing possibilities.
BaoSteel was the only Chinese company that we visit. Big, powerful and distributing steel in all the world. Volkswagen or Mondragon Groups were two of international companies located in China we visited. All international company had told us that both economic and political difficulties encountered during set up in China. The local government is very strict with the foreign companies and majorities and most of them choose Joint Venture Strategy to enter win the Chinese market.
Finally we can answer the original question – How to do business in China? – with only one word: GUANXI. This simple word is central to all the professional and personal relations in China.
All is about networking, All is about opportunities.