We visited a business called Sun Life Everbright today. It is an insurance company based out of Canada that has a joint venture in China, and one of the higher-ups is a long-time friend of Dahui. I really like learning about the insurance industry, and I liked even more learning about the differences between insurance here and in the US. We felt very priveledged because the CEO of the company actually came and talked to us, which was a positive difference compared to the other companies we have visited. The other companies usually provide some kind of manager or team leader to talk to us, but this is the first CEO that we have met. He also spoke fluent English, so it was very easy to talk to him and ask him questions, and also to understand his responses.
We learned that their company is expanding to a few different countries, and uses various methods of distribution for their sales in China. Americans are most used to companies being able to give quotes on the internet (progressive). The Chinese don't quite have enough internet access for that to be their main channel of distribution, but I think in the near future it will be.