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Shaun Rein

Defining the Chinese dream – Shaun Rein

Author Shaun Rein of The End of Copycat China explores at Richard Heffner’s Open Mind a fast changing China. Twenty years ago Chinese had trouble to meet their basic needs, but now – as wealth has exploded – they start to redefine what is important in life, their Chinese dream, as president Xi Jinping calls it.

Sara Hsu

Analysts confused on China´s growth forecasts – Sara Hsu

The recent predictions on China´s economic development could not have been more different. The Conference Board predicts gloom. The Asia Society finds China is ready for sweeping reforms. Our financial analyst Sara Hsu see slower growth, but also room for reforms, she writes in the Diplomat.

Rupert Hoogewerf

How women billionaires differ from men – Rupert Hoogewerf

Finance and real estate produce most of the rich women in China, according tot the new 2014 Hurun China’s Women Rich List, with Yang Huiyan for the fourth time as number one. Women billionaires differ from the men in several ways, Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf told in WomenofChina.

Shaun Rein

Why China is investing in innovation – Shaun Rein

After his bestseller The End of Cheap China author Shaun Rein published this week his new book The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia. In five questions China Urban Development´s Adam Mayer asks him about innovation.

Ian Johnson

Teng Biao on the abolished labor camps – Ian Johnson

Journalist Ian Johnson interviewed civil-right lawyer Teng Biao on the current political situation, just ahead of the annual plenum of the Communist Party for the New York Review of Books. A fragment about the Re-education Through Labor Camps.

Shaun Rein

Exploring Chinese travel habits – Shaun Rein

Chinese have become avid international travelers, but they develop into a very different breed than other tourists. Shaun Rein explains in his today released book The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia, how different China tourists are, and what they mean for the industry.

Sara Hsu

Premier Li in anti-recession mode – Sara Hsu

Europe talks already about a triple-dip, a third financial crisis, as China´s premier Li Keqiang visited the continent with a global anti-recession business trip, offering deals to Germany, Italy and Russia. Financial analyst Sara Hsu. “Bolstering growth is needed in those countries… It won´t be Li´s last tour.”

Victor Shih

Manipulating financial data – Victor Shih

China has a long tradition of manipulating its financial data to meet its political needs. That ability is still prominently present, also today, says political scientist Victor Shih in the Global and Mail. China´s economy is much weaker than official figures suggest.

Paul French

Looking back at triads, gangs, thugs and Chinese politics – Paul French

Hong Kong´s protesters have been accusing their political opponents and the police for teaming up with triads, thugs and gangs. Nothing new here, writes author Paul French at China Rhyming, and turns back to Shanghai in 1927.

Wei Gu

Chinese investors turn to Tokyo real estate – Wei Gu

Relations between China and Japan might be tense, Chinese companies and individuals spend increasingly their capital in the real estate of Tokyo, writes WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu in her column at the Wall Street Journal.

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