Category Archives: education

New, smarter trends in raising children – Bill Dodson

Raising children in China has been cause for concern, because of tough parental and educational traditions, making kids’ lives to a hell, especially when you are not outstanding. But China watcher and father Bill Dodson sees – here on his weblog – also some positieve trends.

Shift from export to domestic consumption needed – Shaun Rein

With the export industry in peril yet again, China’s government needs to focus on its assets back home, domestic consumption, tells business analyst Shaun Rein to the McClatchy Newspapers. Rising wages are needed to boost economic activity.

What makes Chinese millionaires different – Rupert Hoogewerf

Chinese growing number of millionaires are a different breed compared to those in other parts of the world, tells Rupert Hoogewerf or Hurun, composer of the China Rich List to ABC from Australia.

Lack of institutional trust hampers computer industry – Tricia Wang

People and institutions in China’s computer industry do not trust each other, stalling innovation, argues sociologist Tricia Wang on her weblog. Without trust there will be no collaboration, and no innovation.

Time for people-to-people relationships – Kaiser Kuo

Setting the stage for the holiday season, Chinese American Kaiser Kuo, currently director international relations for search engine Baidu, calls for real people-to-people relationship on a rally to support Americans studying in China and improve mutual relations, according to the China Daily.

How to become successful in executive education – Bill Fischer

IMD-professor (and formet CEIBS dean) Bill Fischer wrote up on his weblogwhat makes him successful in executive education, answers on questions from CEIBS professor Ellie Weldon. “One of the few advantages that I have found to be associated with aging, however, is that sometimes people ask for your opinions, and then actually listen.”

China innovation fueled by US education – Shaun Rein

China’s universities might be churning out millions of engineers, real innovative enterprises are led by US-educated returnees, writes business analyst Shaun Rein in CNBC. He disagrees with Washington Post columnist Vivek Wadhwa who fears China’s education.

Why the Chinese read fewer books – Zhang Lijia

Drooling foreign publishers are trying to enter the Chinese market, like recently on the International Book Fair in Beijing. But author Zhang Lijia warns on her weblog for too high expectation, as the already limited number of books per Chinese is even dropping.

Poor health care and education cause rich to emigrate – Shaun Rein

China’s super rich massively try to get foreign passports, but it is not because of fear for government interference, discovered business analyst Shaun Rein in 36 interviews. China’s rich go abroad because of the poor health care and poor education, he writes in CNCB.

After the kids, mom and dad will get fat – Paul French

Obesity in China is mainly a problem for the children, says retail analyst and co-author of the book “Fat China” Paul French to The National. But after the kids, in the future, also the parents will suffer from overweight, like in developed countries.