If you are planning to enter the burgeoning Chinese economy, may he be a person with just an interest in this fourth largest country in the world and a population of 1.3 billion people. I went to China to discover facts of Chinese life, its fantastic progress, to see if I could make new friends and above all, to separate fact from fiction in my mind.
In ten months' stay of travel, acting as a foreign expert, I had the opportunity to meet Chinese from every walk of life. Those heads of high technology plants to simple students from Tibet, to the ancient farmer having lived through the dark ages of the Mao period, a period that is not talked about and is best forgotten.
The adage that "East and West shall never meet" I would now firmly discard as one of the fictions adhered to in the West. For when one delves below the superficiality one will find, regardless if in the West or the East, humanity has the same wants, feels the same pains as well as joys.