Category Archives: Indonesia

One Belt, One Road: too big to succeed? – Sara Hsu

China’s close to one trillion US dollar investment program One Belt, One Road (OBOR) is facing serious pitfalls that could stop it from succeeding, writes financial analyst Sara Hsu in the Huffington Post. Insufficient due diligence is just one of a range of potential barriers, she writes.

Will China face a pushback? – Howard French

China’s erstwhile “peaceful rise” has been less peaceful over the past years. Will China face a pushback from its neighbors, asks former foreign correspondent Mary Kay Magistad author Howard French of Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power in a wide ranging interview about his book in PRI.

After China, Trump may turn to the rest of Asia – Shaun Rein

Business analyst Shaun Rein told already in his bestseller The End of Cheap China, Revised and Updated: Economic and Cultural Trends That Will Disrupt the World, much of the cheap production was moving from China to other countries. Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka hope Donald Trump does not find out for the time being, Rein writes in IBT.

China shows room to grow – Shaun Rein

The official growth figure was put this week at 6.9% and shows, says business analyst Shaun Rein at Money Control, the country has enough room to grow, at least at the short term. “The fears over China are largely unwounded at least in the short-term.”

The complex maritime relations between China and the US – Wendell Minnick

The edgy relations between China and the US at sea have been tested over the past few months, and at last week´s International Maritime Defence Exhibition (IMDEX) defense analyst Wendell Minnick heard how crisis management tools between the countries have performed, he writes in Defense News.

How protectionism helped China´s internet players – Shaun Rein

Author Shaun Rein has to defend his book The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia, against the blockade of internet companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter in an interview with Richard Heffner. This is how China´s protectionism has helped domestic firms.

Why Alibaba is not yet a global player – Shaun Rein

Despite its close to US$22 billion IPO at the New York Stock Exchange today, business analyst Shaun Rein does not see in Alibaba a real global company. “Its model is not scalable in other large market like the US and Indonesia”, he says at has much work to do at home, especially on mobile where it is lagging.

Why China is not cheap anymore – Shaun Rein

Half a decade ago, cost for manufacturing in China started to go up, and keep on rising. Author Shaun Rein of “The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that Will Disrupt the World” explains in the China Post how China’s neighbor can profit.

Better get used to higher prices – Shaun Rein

Cheap labor has made the country into a source of deflation for global consumers, but as Chinese wages go up, consumers in Wall-Mart and elsewhere better prepare for higher prices, tells the author of The End of Cheap China Shaun Rein an in interview with the BBC radio.

Rising wages will disrupt supply chains – Shaun Rein

Rising wages in China will disrupt supply chains and consumer habits worldwide, tells business analyst Shaun Rein, author of “The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that will Disrupt the World” in IFW.