Category Archives: education

No room for high-risk innovation – Arthur Kroeber

Is China becoming an innovative force? Arthur Kroeber belongs to the bears in this debate, he tells Reuters, as the academic climate in the country is too much constrained. Not only lack of intellectual property protection and a failing educational system holds innovation back.

The reversed gender gap at universities – Bill Dodson

Most are familiar with the gender gap in China, where men outnumber women in national statistics. But Bill Dodson noted recently during lectures at a business school in Ningbo, his class had a reversed gender gap: 70 percent female students.

Hong Kong still has nothing to fear from Shanghai – Shaun Rein

Hong Kong via Wikipedia Since Shanghai emerged as a financial stronghold at the mainland, Hong Kong has been living in fear its would be outpaced by its northern competitor. Shaun…

Educational reform key for China – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Ahead of the opening of the annual meetings of the CPPCC and the National People’s Congress, Shaun Rein gives in CNBC an overview of…

A superpower needs better education – Shaun Rein

No Chinese Eton yet via Wikipedia Whether China is going to be a superpower has less to do with its military might, but more with its ability to reform its…

Unemployed students at an overheated labor market – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Higher education in China is lagging behind, forcing 25 percent of its graduates to stay unemployed, while companies have a hard time to find…

French, Howard

Howard French is associate professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and former New York Times correspondent in Africa, Japan, and China. As correspondent for the New York Times, he was not only an alert observer of the society he was in, but was able to compare and connect between those worlds, much to the benefit of his audience. He travels from New York.

Fischer, Bill

Bill Fischer is a Professor at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he specializes in issues relating to corporate strategy, particularly in technology-related organizations, and in the management of operations and technology, as well. He is former dean of CEIBS in Shanghai. In 2012 Bill Fischer co-published The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen. He travels from Lausanne, Switzerland

Farrer, James

James Farrer is a leading expert on sexuality in China and Japan. In a dynamic and knowledgeable way he addresses one of the fast-changing sides of China’s dynamic society: its youth culture. He is the director of the Institute of Comparative Culture at Sophia University. He travels from Tokyo.

Carmosky, Janet

Janet Carmosky is one of the leading voices on China business in the US. With a heavy experience of a wide range of industries in China, its culture and way of dealing with the people. In a hands-on way she has a very convincing story for both beginners and veterans in dealing with China. She travels from New York.