When you’re home to over one-seventh of the entire world's population, you’re bound to have a lot of companies popping out here and there hoping to make a name for themselves in a world where only the strongest can survive. This is the case with China, where business is an integral part of the population’s culture. China has established itself as the global hub for manufacturing, as well as the largest exporter of goods in the world. And for many years, this intrepid East Asian nation is the world’s fastest growing major economy, with growth rates averaging around 10% over 30 years.
Business in Asian countries—especially in China—is different compared to how it is done in the West, where business relations are quickly established. Throughout the Orient, business relations take time to develop, but once it is developed, it would usually last long. It is one reason why the Chinese are the most business-oriented people in the world, and how lasting their foundations are since they have the largest economy in the world for much of the past two thousand years. It's like the old Chinese saying: “Good things take time”.