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Starbucks, at last, joins WeChat payments – Shaun Rein

When you deal with consumers in China, WeChat and its payment systems, cannot be ignored. Starbucks did so for years, and lost much business, says business analyst Shaun Rein to Bloomberg. The American company now joined WeChat, although concerns about data safety remain.

How Trump´s Taiwan call made Asia safer – Shaun Rein

Unlike most observers and diplomatic professionals, strategy analyst Shaun Rein sees president-elect´s Trump´s call to Taiwan as a brilliant move, with only a little downside, he writes in CNN. By getting this leverage, he proves to move smarter than president Obama, writes Rein.

China spin-offs can add much value to share-holders – Shaun Rein

Yum spinning off its China operation attracted most attention, but the model of selling a well-established China operation is a model that can generate a lot of value, at least for the share-holders, says business analyst Shaun Rein in Bloomberg.

Capital control hurts competitiveness of Chinese firms – Shaun Rein

China´s financial authorities try to stem to massive outflow of capital but those counter measure severely hurt the competitiveness of Chinese companies, says business analyst Shaun Rein in the South China Morning Post. That is going to be a dilemma in the long run.

Chinese bid for Chicago exchange bumps into roadblocks – Shaun Rein

A Chinese bid for the Chicago Stock Exchange is running into major roadblocks, both in China and the US. The bidder the private Chinese company Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group might have waited too long, says business analyst Shaun Rein in the South China Morning Post. Both in China and the US barriers seem too high to close the deal.

How Trump might improve China-US relations – Shaun Rein

Many see president-elect Donald Trump as a disruptive force in international trade, after he decided to cancel the transpacific trade agreement TPP. But for the relations between China and the US, Trump might actually be a blessing in disguise and can deal with China´s protectionism and other issues, argues Shanghai-based business analyst Shaun Rein, author of The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia for CNN.

Cultural change experts at the China Speakers Bureau

China is proud about its millennia old culture, but just like the rest of society, its culture is also changing very fast. Old concepts like guanxi, losing face and the suppressed position of women are not what they were even a few decades ago. Many so-called China experts still cling to those old idea, but fortunately, we can offer a range of speakers at the China Speakers Bureau who have a clear view on how China´s culture is changing.

Consumers expect a better retail experience – Shaun Rein

Following their Western counterparts, Chinese companies like Alibaba and drone maker DJI turn back to brick-and-mortar retail operations. Chinese consumers are becoming more demanding, says business analyst Shaun Rein to Bloomberg, and while previously sloppy service was common, now standards are going up.

Financial experts at the China Speakers Bureau (updated)

Now a massive row of Chinese companies, including Alibaba, are preparing for IPO´s, both at home at abroad, insights in China´s financial industry are more important than ever,

The government wants to allow market forces to decide what financial direction the country is taking, and because more than even capital is owned by Chinese citizens, just looking at what the central government in Beijing is doing, is not longer good enough.

Trump missed 10 years of change in China – Shaun Rein

President-elect Donald Trump has announced he will get American jobs back from China, and named China a currency manipulator. But jobs have already moved away from China, says business analyst Shaun Rein, author of The End of Cheap China, in the International Business Times, and he has missed 10 years of change in China.