Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Common complaints?  “Overly confident”, “spoilt”, “mercenary”, “and disloyal” employees. Shaun Rein looks in CNBC at one of the largest problems for foreign companies in China: the lack of a loyal labor force. “Mama Mia,” the GM of an Italian company lamented to me overRead More →

Zhang Juwei by Fantake via Flickr Are you already worried about the shortage of labor and its rising costs in China? Zhang Juwei of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) tells Business Week the real labor problems are only developing after 2015. The workforce—those from 15 to 64 years old—willRead 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 →

Zhang Juwei by Fantake via Flickr China export industry might be suffering from labor shortage, but its large number of university graduates find it hard to get a job. A temporary problem, says deputy director Zhang Juwei of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in Business Week, although heRead More →

Zhang Juwei  by Fantake via Flickr For a long time the existence of ‘black children’ at China’s country side- offspring outside the country’s one-child policy and not accounted for in its statistics – were seen as an illegal but useful counter measure for the aging problem and the shortage of cheapRead More →

Zhang Juwei is the Deputy Director General of the Institute of Population and Labor Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He is a leading expert at one of China’s most prominent think tanks on China’s economic development and its implications on labor. He travels from Beijing.
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Zhang Jun is the Chang-Jiang Professor of Economics at Fudan University and Director of the China Center for Economic Studies. Prof. Zhang is a respected scholar and commentator on China’s economic reform who speaks regularly on Chinese TV stations and publishes dozens of articles in papers annually. He travels from Shanghai.
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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 →