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Innovation, Individualism driving change in China – Shaun Rein

Change in the key word to understand China, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in an interview with the Sourcing Journal. “What works now, will certainly no longer work in three years time, says the author of The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia.

Apple treats Chinese as second-class citizens – Shaun Rein

Yet again eager Chinese customers have to wait to get an official hand on Apple´s new iPhone, while China is Apple´s second largest market. “Apple can not longer treat Chinese as second-hand citizens,” says business analyst Shaun Rein in Nikkei.

Moving away from copycat China – Shaun Rein

Author Shaun Rein of the upcoming book The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia discusses at the Business News Network how China has moved in ten years time from a copycat economy to real innovation.

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.

Job seekers drop government for private firms – Shaun Rein/Wei Gu

President Xi Jinping´s anti-corruption campaign has made government employment less attractive for the country´s job seekers, unlike in the past. Also multinational are losing grip on young people, tells business analyst Shaun Rein the WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu.

Costly China starts feeling the pain in manufacturing – Shaun Rein

Two years after author Shaun Rein published his book The End of Cheap China, the country´s manufacturers start feeling the pain from export moving to cheaper countries. This painful adjustment might take another 3-5 years, he tells Bloomberg.

How China becomes an innovative country – Shaun Rein

Innovation and China have not been an obvious combination of the past few decades. US vice-president Joe Biden even challenged us to name any innovation from China. Business analyst Shaun Rein takes Biden on in his upcoming book The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia.

No big stimulus, despite rising inflation – Shaun Rein

Inflation is up, but business analyst Shaun Rein does not expect the government to push more liquidity into the economy, he tells at Bloomberg TV. The weak domestic demand is troublesome, though, he says: “I have never seen it so bad in my 17 years in China.

Google block hurts Chinese interests – Shaun Rein

Google services in China have been disrupted for the past ten days and business analyst Shaun Rein explains at Bloomberg TV how foreign and domestic businesses in China face limitations in their global operations. Although in the short run US tech firms suffer most.

Censored by LinkedIn – Shaun Rein

When LinkedIn gained access to the attractive Chinese market, it had to make sure it would adhere to the country´s laws and regulations, including the censorship. Now, at June 4 we know what that means. Business analyst Shaun Rein tells the Wall Street Journal how he was censored.