Mr Salmond welcomed drinks firm Diageo, showcasing their Johnnie Walker whisky brand, and the Ryder Cup golf trophy to Beijing to promote two of Scotland's most famous exports to the Chinese market.
He will introduce Scottish oil and gas firms to senior managers from Chinese energy giants CNOOC and Sinopec to sell Scotland's innovation and expertise.
Mr Salmond said: "Scotland's national drink is renowned across the world and Scotland is the undisputed home of golf, so it is great to see global brands like Johnnie Walker and The Ryder Cup joining up to bang the drum for our greatest exports.
"The love for Scotch whisky in China continues to grow. In 2012, exports to China were valued at £71.5 million, representing a 70% increase since 2007, and the presence of such a fantastic, iconic venue as Johnnie Walker House in Beijing is a true testament to that popularity.
"The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles is one of Scotland's many opportunities to shine on a global stage."
Johnnie Walker global brand director Gavin Pike said: "Just as Johnnie Walker blends Scotch Whisky from the four corners of Scotland and takes it to the four corners of the world, so The Ryder Cup projects golf to an international audience.
"We continue to see tremendous growth potential in Scotch Whisky and we know The Ryder Cup and golf are also eliciting great interest here."
Mr Salmond added: "As the world's most populous country, China is exploring new domestic energy supplies and investing in the industry through mergers and acquisitions overseas.