The chinese Economic Area--China, Hong Kong and Taiwan--is the largest of the BEMs and the seventh largest economy in the world. The CEA plans to spend nearly $500 billion on infrastructure projects in energy, transportation, telecommunications and environmental technology over the next six years, so business opportunities for American companies in these sectors abound.
Small-business owners with appropriate products would do well to peddle their wares to this hungry market. China welcomes aircraft parts, agricultural machinery and chemicals, and automotive parts and service equipment. Hong Kong needs electronic components, construction equipment, and books and periodicals. Taiwan is looking for electronic components, computer software and electronics.