Hong Kong via Wikipedia Since Shanghai emerged as a financial stronghold at the mainland, Hong Kong has been living in fear its would be outpaced by its northern competitor. Shaun Rein explains in the Financial Times’ weblog why Shanghai, after decades of development, is still not a real threat forRead More →

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Ahead of the opening of the annual meetings of the CPPCC and the National People’s Congress, Shaun Rein gives in CNBC an overview of the current challenges for the country. The mismatch on the labor market, caused by a failing education is key. OtherRead More →

No Chinese Eton yet via Wikipedia Whether China is going to be a superpower has less to do with its military might, but more with its ability to reform its archaic education system, argues Shaun Rein in Forbes. Chinese parents often worry their children do not get the best possibleRead More →

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Higher education in China is lagging behind, forcing 25 percent of its graduates to stay unemployed, while companies have a hard time to find qualified employees to deal with its economic growth, writes Shaun Rein today in Forbes. One of the country’s more seriousRead 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 →

Bill Fischer is a Professor at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he specializes in issues relating to corporate strategy, particularly in technology-related organizations, and in the management of operations and technology, as well. He is former dean of CEIBS in Shanghai. In 2012 Bill Fischer co-published The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen. He travels from Lausanne, SwitzerlandRead More →

James Farrer is a leading expert on sexuality in China and Japan. In a dynamic and knowledgeable way he addresses one of the fast-changing sides of China’s dynamic society: its youth culture. He is the director of the Institute of Comparative Culture at Sophia University. He travels from Tokyo.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 →