are a multitude of trade and investment opportunities for
exporters in the China market. Some of the major sectors currently
experiencing rapid growth are: processed food and beverages,
gambling, transport, IT and telecommunications, minerals and
energy, environment protection, building construction products
and services. Three of the major growth industries though
are the exporting of education, processed food and wine products.
Dress styles are changing quickly in today's China. The uniform-like
Mao jacket is being replaced by Western-style suits and, sometimes,
ties. Foreigners should dress formally. Women should avoid
low necklines and hemlines that rise above the knee. Jewelry
will be noticed; modest gold jewelry and a quality watch will
count in your favor. However, avoid overly expensive jewelry
or showy ornaments.
In Chinese business culture, conservative suits and ties
in subdued colors are the norm. Bright colors of any kind
are considered inappropriate.