On a global scale, we know that the US and China are head to head competing for international manufacturing and trade volume. China has been able to provide consumers and major corporations cost and quality advantages that most US firms are failing to compete with. But for non English speaking firms, there’s an even larger game-changing opportunity in their region.
If you call a Chinese manufacturing plant, each and every one has a friendly English speaking rep. This means that China is poised to take America’s money. It’s that simple. But, what’s overlooked is that China’s high tech and precision quality can be imported by any country.
There are 21 countries around the world where Spanish is spoken widely. China only speaks Mandarin and English. Do you see the opportunity here?
As a Spain or South America based corporation, if you hired a Chinese/Spanish speaking rep to deal directly with the Chinese, you’d have a major advantage over your Spanish ONLY competitors. Not only that, the US and Canada are increasingly looking toward south America and Latin America to manufacture and locally distribute everything from clothing to mechanical products. If you carry Chinese technology as a Latin American or Spain based corporation, your cost quality advantage will easily win over English speaking business in your country.
So where you do start? Start by understanding the economy of China — http://gaeap.com/index_archivos/Page7219.htm