Officially corruption is not done, also in China. But a bit of corruption can be very useful, explains author Zhang Lijia on her weblog. For example, when you have to catch the train to Nanjing on 9 a.m. and you do not have the right ticket.Read More →

Shaun Rein explains what he has learned about doing business in China, and how US companies like Google could learn from it. Publicly yelling mostly does not work, he argues in Forbes, describing his first approach with a corruption case a decade ago.Read More →

Bill Dodson Western companies are flocking into Central China, running into new unchartered territory, writes Bill Dodson in the China Business Services, an excerpt from his book. Local government are just one of the unpredictable dangers, like in Chongqing. Great hidden costs lay in store for potential investors like: governmentRead More →

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr The situation in China has very little in common with Egypt, says Shain Rein in CNBC, but China’s leadership can learn a few lessons from the country’s turmoil. When trouble will occur, it will come from the students, not the middle class. While itRead More →

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr One of the root causes for corruption in China is that government officials, doctors and others get a very low pay. Shaun Rein describes in Forbes why the idea of ending up in a Chinese hospital sometimes keeps him awake at night: Why isRead More →

Shaun Rein is the Managing Director of the China Market Research Group, the world’s leading strategic market intelligence firm focused on China. He is one of the world’s recognized thought leaders on strategy consulting in China. In 2012 he published the bestseller “The End of Cheap China.” He travels from Shanghai.Read More →

Rupert Hoogewerf is founder and compiler of the Hurun China Rich List. The list is the flagship product of Hurun Report, a luxury publishing and events company founded by Hoogewerf in 1999, which produces 20 Chinese-language magazine issues a year aimed at China’s wealth creators. Hoogewerf’s close personal relationship with many of China’s leading entrepreneurs provides the basis for the company’s busy calendar of events. He travels from Shanghai.Read More →

Current: Partner and Chair, Emerging Markets Practice, Berkeley Research Group LLC (Global Litigation Expert Witness Consulting Firm on Trade/Investment Disputes and Arbitration, Antitrust, CFIUS, Corporate Governance, FCPA, Regulation, and Damages); CEO and Managing Partner, Proa Global Partners LLC (Global Transaction Advisory Firm); Johns Hopkins Faculty; Corporate Board Director; Monthly ColumnistRead More →

Howard French is associate professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and former New York Times correspondent in Africa, Japan, and China. As correspondent for the New York Times, he was not only an alert observer of the society he was in, but was able to compare and connect between those worlds, much to the benefit of his audience. He travels from New York.Read More →

Janet Carmosky is one of the leading voices on China business in the US. With a heavy experience of a wide range of industries in China, its culture and way of dealing with the people. In a hands-on way she has a very convincing story for both beginners and veterans in dealing with China. She travels from New York.Read More →