Cork goes to Shanghai

David Clerkin reports from Shanghai where he is accompanying Cork Chamber of Commerce and a 40-strong business delegation from Cork.

21st October, 2006

Shock and awe. Although US president George W Bush coined the phrase for the assault on Iraq, an Irish business mission was feeling those sensations last week as the true scale of China’s emergence as an economic power was driven home.

‘‘They are way ahead of even where we thought they were,” said Cork Chamber of Commerce president Roger Flack, who was at the head of the 40-strong delegation made up of Cork-based...

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