China´s labor conditions were notoriously bad, but the shift to higher-skilled, younger laborers, and better legislation has changed the country profoundly, writes urbanization expert Sara Hsu in the Diplomat. Although, there is still room for more improvement.
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Wages have been rising fast in China, and companies are struggling to improve productivity of their workers to remain competitive. There is still much to win, says business analyst Shaun Rein, author of The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia in Business Week.
The story China´s rich send their kids abroad is not new, but their numbers are growing and the ages of the kids are dropping, found the latest Hurun report. And says Hurun founder Rupert Hoogerwerf, they go to more different countries, he tells at Yibada.com
High profile donations from Chinese wealthy to US top universities have been hitting the headlines a few times. But, discovers WSJ wealth editor Wei from BE Education founder William Vanbergen, donations from China are lagging compared to other nationalities, although that might change.
The central government might be trying to heal some of the wrongs related to hukou´s, like migrant children not allowed to attend schools in cities. But reality is still harsh, tells author Zhang Lijia in the South China Morning Post, as her neighbor´s kid is forced to leave.
Raising children with a mixed racial background in China is a struggle, tells author Zhang Lijia in the South China Morning Post. Why is it so hard to make them love anything Chinese, she wonders, looking at her two daughters.
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.
China is not winning the innovation race from the US, argues founder and managing director Wang Haiyan of the China India Institute at the Economist conference in july. Even Chinese VC´s, scholars and government official do not believe in China´s capabilities, she says.
Today sex education is firmly on the curriculum of school, unlike when author Zhang Lijia grew up. Important, because with knowledge the kids become vulnerable in society. But it does not mean sex education is wholeheartedly embraced, fears Zhang Lijia in CNN.
Rupert Hoogewerf, founder of the Hurun rich list, was one of the first to signal China´s rich are leaving the country massively. Now he has dived further into the motives, and found that finding good education for their children is one of the most important reasons, he tells in Fortune.