Which city? I would not say most. Most places accept local credit cards but some have issues with foreign cards, you should be OK in any major department store or large franchises. Cash always works really well for me in China! I can draw from many ATM's such as ICBC bank, China Construction bank, Bank of China and a few others. about 7 years ago
First timer to be to china can someone please advise business districts and places for business activities in china for trading and import
It depends what products you are looking for. In Guangdong province for example, Humen, near Guangzhou is known for clothes wholesaling and the nearby Shenzhen is known for electronics. Check out http://gzshopper.com or http://shenzhenshopper.com which has infor on wholesale and retail markets in Guangdong. The previous suggestion is a good one too, there are several trade fairs through the year, at these you can see many products and talk to many manufacturers in one place. The biggest is the Canton Fair see http://www.cantonfair.org.cn/en/ about 7 years ago
Can I shop for western clothes,shirts,shoes in Beijing? What are the trading hours. Are the prices better than Sydney.
As mentioned earlier, you really want to check out Yashow Clothing market http://goshopbeijing.com/sanlitun-yashow-chothing-market-602.html BUT as someone mentioned earlier, the salespeople in the stalls are really pushy! The first price they give you will probably be more expensive than the real thing (remembering everything in there should be treated as a copy), so, you have to bargain HARD, but with a smile... If you bargain hard, and double check the quality of everything, then check the quality again BEFORE handing any money over, then you will probably score some great deals on things you will really like. Remember, once you hand the money over, it's gone, the deal is done. about 7 years ago
I am in guangzhou from 8 am to 8pm. Is there anywhere easy to get to from the airport that is worth seeing?
Dont stay at the airport - boriiiiing! Simply jump on the metro into Guangzhou proper and the choices are all yours as to whether you want to see historic or scenic sights, or shopping at the many markets or the big mega-malls. For an intro to the many markets and malls see http://gzshopper.com, I like this site because it actually shows maps of where the places are, much easier to make plans. I would suggest Beijing Road and nearby Shang Xia Jiu Street. For sightseeing heres a suggested itenerary from http://www.visitgz.com: Time Square→CITIC Plaza→-East Railway Station Square→Tian He Sports Center→Urban Bus Tour (Inner Ring Expressway)→Huanghua Gang Commemoration Park→Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall→Yuexiu Park (The Five Rams Statue, Guangzhou Museum)→Guangxiao Temple→Chen Clan Academy→Dim Sum Lunch→Pearl River Scene along the Riverside Road→Ersha Island (Xinhai Music Hall and Guangdong Art Museum)→Pearl River New Town→Former Site of Huangpu Military Academy→Guangyuandong Expressway→Baiyun Mountain Scenic Spots→Yuntai Garden If you get the chance make sure you try (if you havent already) Dian Xin (Dim Sum) which is a wildly popular breakfast and lunch in Guangdong. about 7 years ago
Carrara is the biggest, the ones at Surfers Paradise every wed and fri night are just small craft markets, but interesting nonetheless... about 7 years ago