Doing Business in China Guides. Asia. Learn from the China Small Business Ideas and Opportunities – a short guide for entrepreneurs. And get information about China Franchise & Business Opportunities and other small business and SME entrepreneurship news. China is the world’s second largest economy and the most populous country in the world. With a population of over 1.35 billion, the sheer scale of the potential consumer market in China offers enormous opportunities for companies. There are a growing number of young professionals with significant disposable income in the major coastal cities who aspire to higher standards of living. Also, in their drive to address export markets, China‘s own people are developing an appetite for technology, systems and infrastructure that cannot be satisfied by domestic suppliers.

Doing Business in China Guide

While China became the world’s top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2014 (surpassing the United States as the world’s top destination for annual FDI flows for the first time since 2003), broad sectors of the economy remain closed to foreign investors. China relies on an investment catalogue to encourage foreign investment in some sectors of the economy, while restricting or prohibiting it in many other industries. There are other ways that business in China can be challenging for foreign companies. For example, China rolled out several new policies in 2014 that appeared to be aimed at promoting domestic rather than foreign information technology (IT) products and services. Learn more from China Business Guide provided by ExportGov from the US Government.