Suzhou (Chinese: 苏州), previously transliterated as Su-chou, is a major city located in the southeast of Jiangsu Province in Eastern China, located adjacent to Shanghai Municipality. The city is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and on the shores of Taihu Lake and is a part of the Yangtze River Delta region. Administratively, Suzhou is a prefecture-level city with an urban population of over 4 million expanding to over 10 million in the administrative area.
There are lots of antique markets here in Suzhou, which is big market for ancient vase, and paintings and so on. These markets attracts lots of Chinese and foreign businessman to start business here.
The famous writer Sutong, and the famous architect I. M. Pei (贝聿铭) (1917- ) who has built the pyramid at the Louvre is also born here. As for the most famous tourism spot here in Suzhou is the Ancient Gardens and temples which are built by the rich people in ancient China. collectively those gardens are called 苏州园林. Humble Administrator’s Garden(拙政园) and Lingering Garden(留园 ) are among the four most famous classical gardens in China. Great Wave Pavilion(沧浪亭), Lion Grove Garden(狮子林), Humble Administrator’s Garden and Lingering Garden, respectively representing the garden building style of the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties, are called the four most famous gardens in Suzhou. Hanshan Temple (Cold Mountain Temple; Chinese: 寒山寺) is a Buddhist temple and monastery in Suzhou. It is located near Fengqiao (Maple Bridge; Chinese: 枫桥), about 5 kilometres west of the old city of Suzhou. The Hanshan Temple is famed in East Asia because of the well-known poem “A Night Mooring near Maple Bridge” (夜泊枫桥) written by Zhang Ji (张继), a poet of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Suzhou is also a newly developed modern city which will give the entrepreneur lots of chances to create a new company and start new business here. But with the special Chinese feature, businessmen should pay attention to the China market entry in order to satisfy the Chinese.