Hard landing of the economy or no hard landing. Getting the China story right is tough for Western observers, says China-watcher Tom Doctoroff, author of What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism and China’s Modern Consumer. Forbes lists his ten popular misconceptions.
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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.
No says Shaun Rein in Bloomberg, it might take at least another ten years before China’s middle class earns enough, and he advises clients to focus on premium products for the rich. Yes, says Helen Wang in CNN, since China is cheap enough. What do you think? Fill in our poll.
Shaun Rein’s long-awaited book on The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that will Disrupt the World has reached the shelves of US book stores. Key lessons on change in China.
Bear and bulls are fighting each other on the effects of the global crisis on China’s economy. Business analyst Paul Denlinger explains on his weblog China Vortex why this crisis is worse for China than the previous one.
China’s economy is changing from cheap labor and export to domestic consumption. But the move away for wasteful investments is not an easy one, tells political and financial analyst Victor Shih in The Guardian.
The recent slowdown in China’s economic growth has pulled down many markets. But economic analyst Arthur Kroeber argues in a recent paper for the Brookings institute that China is still offering a huge potential, if it can really reform its financial systems.
Your espresso and your hamburger will become more expensive. Those are two of the ten changes the end of cheap China means for you, author Shaun Rein spells out in Forbes. Those changes “are threatening the easy availability of the low-priced goods that have fueled Americans’ consumption-led lifestyle.”
Most seven out of ten self-made female billionaires are Chinese, says the Hurun rich list, and author Zhang Lijia explains in The Guardian why despite that achievement women entrepreneurs still have a long march to go.