Here are my picks for the small business owner or entrepreneur, what are yours and why?
Developed economies: South Korea
Developing economies: Indonesia & Vietnam
Emerging economy: Cambodia
On my special watch list to emerge next: Myanmar (Burma)
So what about China? I say it is not for the inexperienced small business. What say you?
I definitely would not start out in China unless there was a very strong reason to do so. Tackle markets like Hong Kong, Singapore, or possibly Taiwan first - where you have a chance of understanding what is going on and are supported by established business and legal systems.
I agree with your other choices, David, though I might also add Malaysia and, further afield, India and Sri Lanka. Of course, you could go into Malaysia through Singapore, too.