Category Archives: miscellaneous

16 Years away from Cheap China – Shaun Rein

When business analyst Shaun Rein arrived in China in the 1990s, all was cheap. For the rthk he recalls, based on his book The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that Will Disrupt the World in half an hour how China no longer is the cheap country where he started off.

Confidence of luxury consumers got a hit – Rupert Hoogewerf

The economic slowdown is now also hurting the confidence of the luxury consumers, concludes rich-list founder Rupert Hoogewerf or Hurun, based on the 2012 Hurun Luxury Price Index, quoted in the China Daily. Growth is the lowest in six years time.

Janet Carmosky to appear in first China Weekly Hangout

US-based China veteran Janet Carmosky will appear tomorrow in the first China Weekly Hangout, focusing on the recent trend among some high-profile foreigners, leaving China with some fanfare. The China Weekly is going to be a weekly live feature, broadcast on YouTube.

Dealing with a tsunami of information – Jeremy Goldkorn

Over 500 million Chinese are on internet, and 300 million have a Twitter-like weibo account, causing a tsunami of information that is hard to manage, tells internet watcher Jeremy Goldkorn in the Deutsche Well. That offers the citizens an inprecedented freedom, despite censorship.

“The Chinese Dream” wins First Horizon Award – Helen Wang

The successful book The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means to You by author Helen Wang has won the prestigious First Horizon Award for debuting writers, announced Helen Wang’s weblog.

Most sought-after speakers February 2012

Our top-10 of most sought-after speakers for February 2012, in busy first post Chinese New Year’s weeks

Trends Western firms miss in China – Shaun Rein

Business analyst Shaun Rein is interview on his upcoming book The End of Cheap China by David Jackson Seeking Alpha. The kick-off: what trends are Western firms missing in China (and much more)?

Most popular stories in September 2011

Today, our first selection of most-popular stories of the past month, September 2011. Do check here what others have been reading.

China Speakers Bureau launches new website

The China Speakers Bureau has this week opened its newly designed website for business. The transfer is still in business and since websites are never ready, you will see new improvements in the weeks to come.

How much spends a millionair – Rupert Hoogewerf

Rupert Hoogewerf via Flickr On average half of China’s millionaires spend at least one million Renminbi (150,000 US dollar or 100,000 euro), says the latest Hurun report according to Chinese media,…