Top executives need to go to China and stay for a couple of weeks. Visit Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin. And while you’re at it, spend a few days in Taipei. Then go back again.
If you really want to know what’s happening in Chinese-speaking Asia, the statistics tell only part of the story. For the rest of the story, trust your eyes.
I do agree with the idea of going and seeing, but I do believe that anyway a couple of weeks is no way enough to know and learn about China. Staying there a couple of weeks you can only pretend to know China and the Chinese market.