14/10/2013 16:24 BST | Updated 14/10/2013 16:28 BST

20 Business Tips From Ancient Chinese Proverbs


George Osborne has used his trip to China to praise the country for being "right at the forefront of medicine and high-tech and computing and high-tech engineering."

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.