If you are thinking of setting up a business in Chengdu, I urge you to listen to AmCham’s recent podcast interview with Bill Marshak, the Principal Commercial Officer at the US Consulate in Chengdu Sichuan. Bill is a college friend of co-blogger Steve Dickinson and I had the pleasure of meeting Bill the last time I was in China. Bill used to be based in Vietnam and I was enthralled listening to him compare Ho Chi Minh City with Chengdu as places to do businesses. Perhaps not surprisingly, Bill’s conclusion was that both paces have their pros and cons and it really depends on the individual business.
Do check out Bill’s interview here.
UPDATE: A reader made the great suggestion that I also link over to the China Business Blog post, “Bill Dodson on Doing Business in Chongqing — A Wild Ride.” Great idea. The post is from Bill’s absolutely excellent book, China Inside Out, 10 Irreversible Trends Reshaping China and its Relationship with the World.