With its GDP reaching 5.71 trillion yuan (US$913.8 billion) in 2012, Guangdong has been ranked China’s richest province for 24 consecutive years. A huge part of this is the business talent that sets up shop in the province.
Now Guangdong Television Station and Yangcheng Evening Newspaper Group have co-launched a campaign to find the best 10 businesspeople in the province. According to the organisers, the campaign will: “Target businesspeople who have helped their companies or industries achieve sustainable development amid the global industrial reshuffle.”
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In the past nine years, a number of businesspeople in Guangdong, including Pony Ma, CEO of China’s Internet giant Tencent, and Dong Mingzhu, president of Gree Group, the most competitive manufacturer of air-conditioners in China, have won awards in the campaign.
Late last year, China.org published a list of the country’s top 10 business leaders. If you want to learn more about doing business in the Middle Kingdom, Mr. China by Tim Clissold is an entertaining and informative read. “Where East Meets West” by Sam Goodman is also an excellent guide.