China Beckons

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It’s all going East … that’s trade, money and mind set. If it’s not China, then its South America or India – anywhere but Europe. So hoping to catch the wave, I’m off on an eastern odyssey this month to find out what’s happening in Chinese ecommerce.

As part of a small delegation of ‘pioneers’ from the South West supported by the IoD and China Britain Business Council on an official Trade Mission to Guangzhou, Huangzhou and Shanghai, we’re the first group from the area to ship out in nearly 80 years.

We’re hoping to show the Chinese what’s on offer in these here parts and maybe tempt them to bring one of their massive enterprises over to set up shop in the South West.

But do we have a video to showcase the region? Do we heck! No, we have an ‘Invest in Bristol’ DVD with lots of long interviews in English.

Clearly our colleagues in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire might have something to say if they knew.