There are No Shortcuts to Building Relationships
Or, I could’ve titled this entry “My Sister Should Read My Blog More Often”. The following two sites will assist you in building relationships in the China region. To truly build a trusting relationship with these partners though, you’re looking at a 1 to 5 year process of talking, negotiating, and following through.
Invest Hong Kong – You can set up a new business in Hong Kong in 6 days and only spend a few hundred dollars. Amazing. These folks will help facilitate it. I believe they also assist in fostering relationships between business partners.
Alibaba – Looking for a supplier? Check out the pre-qualified (Gold-Level) suppliers at Alibaba. They have everything from auto bearings to moving sidewalks. Yes – there are the usual textiles, jewelry, etc. as well – these were just the more interesting ones I saw.