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Why China is investing in innovation – Shaun Rein

After his bestseller The End of Cheap China author Shaun Rein published this week his new book The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia. In five questions China Urban Development´s Adam Mayer asks him about innovation.

Breeding start-ups in Shanghai – William Bao Bean

VC William Bao Bean started as managing director of ChinaAccelerator, one of China´s most active breeding place for startups. ChinaAccelerator offers an international bridge for those mostly overlooked starting, smaller tech firms, he tells TechinAsia.

William Bao Bean joins China Accelerator

William Bao Bean has joined SOS Ventures as an Investment Partner, Asia and takes over as Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, the first and longest running startup accelerator program in China based out of Shanghai and run by SOS Ventures.

How China´s climate for start-ups improved – Shaun Rein

China is fast becoming an innovative economy, and one of the key changes is the improved climate for start-ups, tells author Shaun Rein of The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia. Especially in mobile, China is leading, he tells Knowledge CKGSB.

Innovation, Individualism driving change in China – Shaun Rein

Change in the key word to understand China, tells business analyst Shaun Rein in an interview with the Sourcing Journal. “What works now, will certainly no longer work in three years time, says the author of The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia.

Moving away from copycat China – Shaun Rein

Author Shaun Rein of the upcoming book The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia discusses at the Business News Network how China has moved in ten years time from a copycat economy to real innovation.

Why China´s innovation efforts lag – Wang Haiyan

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.

The organization of disorder at Haier – Bill Fischer

White goods producer Haier has an amazing story of change, where its CEO Zhang Ruimin reinvented the company, three times, tells IMD-professor Bill Fischer in CKGSB Knowledge. Fischer is co-author of Reinventing Giants: How Chinese Global Competitor Haier Has Changed the Way Big Companies Transform.

How China becomes an innovative country – Shaun Rein

Innovation and China have not been an obvious combination of the past few decades. US vice-president Joe Biden even challenged us to name any innovation from China. Business analyst Shaun Rein takes Biden on in his upcoming book The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia.

What Western e-commerce can learn from Taobao – Benjamin Joffe

Alibaba´s e-commerce platform Taobao excels in integrating social functions, says internet expert Benjamin Joffe in CIO. Although it specifically focuses on Chinese buyers, not those in the west, Western companies can learn from it.