If I have to pick three books for Western readers that best explains modern China, I would recommend Shaun Rein's recently released book, "The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends That Will Disrupt the World." (Also, see my interview with the author earlier this year.) The book draws heavily on Rein's personal experience working and living in China. During one of … [Read more...] about Book Review: Shaun Rein, “The End of Cheap China”
We recently noticed a peculiar phenomenon over at the China Law Blog. Since about two weeks ago, they started publishing a series of articles with the title, "The End of Cheap China," followed by something else. We also know Shaun Rein has been marketing his book for months now - "The End of Cheap China." (Allen will be writing a review, by the way.) The interesting thing is … [Read more...] about Catching Shaun Rein’s “The End of Cheap China” book wave
(On January 5, 2012, I sat down with Shaun Rein, founder and Managing Director of the China Market Research Group, to talk about China. He gave us his insights into major events of 2011. In this hour-long interview, we touched on many topics: pollution, CNN and Christian Bale's recent run-in with Chinese police, food safety, Weibo, and so on.) YinYang:2011 was another … [Read more...] about A conversation with Shaun Rein on China
Watching the protests and riots in Egypt over the last few days, it seems the country is simply spiraling towards chaos; to no end. As you probably already know, Egyptians are protesting to end Mubarak's 30-year rule. According to Al Jazeera's reporter in Cairo, the last ISP within Egypt has now been shut down. The protesters are now massing in Tahrir Square to organize … [Read more...] about After almost a week of riots in Egypt, what next? A lesson?
This is a re-post of an article by Shaun Rein, "How To Fix Western-Chinese Relations; Do it with the Nobel Peace Prize," where it first appeared on Forbes - with permission from the author. "How To Fix Western-Chinese Relations" Do it with the Nobel Peace Prize. 12.14.10, 10:50 AM EST Tension between China and the West has been inching up over the past year. There have … [Read more...] about Shaun Rein: “How To Fix Western-Chinese Relations; Do it with the Nobel Peace Prize.”