The Chinese excel in a number of highly specific art forms, some of which I will touch upon again later. These include calligraphy as art, even though this is an example that many non-Chinese find it difficult to appreciate. There is also good reason that china (as in a ceramic dish) is called china and that Jingdezhen is still the porcelain capital of the world. Some pundits might also claim that Chinese cuisine is another outstanding example but the reality is that Chinese food has really gone downhill in the last century. Firstly, most of the talented chefs were exterminated during the Cultural Revolution as bourgeois reactionaries. Since then, haute cuisine has been equated with status rather than taste or flavour. This has meant that so-called fine food has been dominated by look-at-me luxuries such as abalone, sharks’ fin and birds nest. I spend a lot of time with overseas Chinese from South East Asian countries such as Thailand and Malaysia and they invariably complain that the very worst part of their exploratory trips to China was the distinct lack of good food. The Mainland Chinese themselves are very proud of their food but that is mainly because they have grown up with it. As a Brit, I grew up loving mushy peas, Yorkshire pudding and big bags of soggy chips but I would not be stupid enough to claim that they were world class cuisine. You may want to consider some wholesale body jewelry for importing here – http://www.dhgate.com/wholesale/body+piercing+jewelry+wholesale.html
Despite all the regurgitated myths about the Chinese, there are some skills worth looking for when trying to find locals to trust and work with. The Chinese people themselves are world beaters when it comes to enduring hardships. Few groups of people have survived murderous governments, wars, and famines better. In fact, in any period of human history, from bronze chariots to lead bullets, the casualties of Chinese wars always dwarf the casualties of any other civilization in the world, although I am not sure that killing absurdly large amounts of people in a short period of time is a national strength. To see what a people do best, sometimes you have to see them under the worst duress. In this case this translates as the ability of the people to endure hardship. In essence, Chinese people have a high threshold for discomfort. Whether it is tumultuous economic conditions or mind-numbing maths-practice questions, they will prevail through them. Often the level of discomfort is disproportionately high compared to its meagre returns and this can be a double-edged sword in that it can easily translate into stinginess and ruthless behaviour over petty gains. The Chinese population has evolved through periods of scarce resources and impoverished work and living situations. They have learned to work with the very little that they have. And with the increase in population and competition, this often means getting there before someone else, improvising in situations of need even if it means compromising certain standards of quality.
The education system means that some Chinese are capable of amazing feats of memorization. It is also said that there is real skill here for duplicating technology and reverse engineering, although this is already being utilized by a large part of the business community.
Other achievements that have been suggested include massive civil engineering projects and hugely ostentatious theatrical performances, although I personally do not think that either of these is especially unique and am much more impressed by the trade and banking networks that economic colonists have set up in places like South East Asia, where even the Indians are a distant second.