Business, Trade and Travel Destinations
China, now known as the People’s Republic of China, is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. It is a land of great opportunity, not just for tourists to explore the fascinating historical sites and attractions, but for foreign investors who travel to China to explore the many lucrative business opportunities that are available. The People’s Republic of China has been a leader in many technological advances, with the earliest breakthroughs being the invention of the compass, printing, paper and gunpowder.
Whenever the name China is mentioned, the first images that come to mind are the mighty Great Wall of China and the breathtaking discovery of the thousands of Terracotta Warriors that were left behind by the Qin Dynasty. Few realize that this amazing country had fought for independence for many years, finally leading the Communist Party of China to victory during the Chinese Civil War and founding the People’s Republic of China on 1 October 1949. Interestingly, after the Chinese Nationalist Party was defeated, they quietly retreated to Taiwan, where they established the Republic of China. Both sides are technically still at odds.
For business people, traders and investors, it is recommended that they look at all the provinces in the People’s Republic of China. Each province, along with its cities, has its own diverse economy and products, offering its own unique business opportunities and projects. The country is divided into twenty two provinces namely: Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jilin, Qinghai, Shandong, Yuannan, Zhejiang, Anhui, Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Liaoning, Shaanxi, Shanxi and Sichuan. Cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, function as independent municipalities, and are seen as provinces of their own. The largest cities of China include Hong Kong, Shenyang, Guangzhou, Chungking, Wuhan and Tianjin.
Most provinces and cities make use of the agricultural, forest and fishery and industrial sectors, as well as the tourism industry, to create an income and stable economy. With thousands of tourists flocking to destinations in China, such as Macau (the glamorous casino city), and Hong Kong to enjoy Disneyland, there are many opportunities and experiences waiting in China. Deciding on one of the destinations in China could be a difficult decision and most travelers want to explore business opportunities, but also enjoy the magic of the country, including noteworthy attractions such as the Forbidden City, the Silk Road, Yunnan Stone Forest and the Mogao Cave. Whichever city visitors explore first, is of no concern, as each city and province has its own history and story to tell.
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