The Chancellor's praise of Chinese business may be unsurprising, as the country's rich history has given it a variety of proverbs offering pearls of wisdom on all aspects of life.
HuffPostUK found that many of the sayings could offer sharp guidance for entrepreneurs.
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Starting a business is easy, the skill is growing it
Good work will pay off down the line
Get the right people
Be open to new things
Asking experts can help
You want that fish? Dive in!
Cheap isn't always best
Failure doesn't end the journey...
Just do it
Don't put all your eggs in one basket?
Preparing requires hard work
Knowledge pays off
It won't be easy
Money isn't everything in life