I heard an amazing statistic on the Today Programme this morning. Apparently the whole of the EU exports more to Switzerland than it does to China. Take a moment to digest that.
China's markets are there to be sold to and I guess that's why Gordon Brown is making China such a key target of his foreign policy and why he's taken 25 businessmen there this week. Britain is in a prime position to explot the Chinese export markets. Too often we have been beaten to the punch by Germany or the US.
So how best do we explot the Chinese opportunity? Have they got trade barriers which we will find difficult to overcome? Which kinds of industries will benefit most? Answers in the comments please.