A new book is on its way and this will be of interest especially to those involved in business one way or another. It's supposed to be out in December so if you get this as a Christmas present and read this book, please do post a review.
Shaun Rein is the Founder and Managing Director of the China Market Research Group, and he is also a frequent contributing commentator on cnbc.com. Shaun's new book is titled The End of Cheap China. In the book, he interviews Chinese billionaires, senior government officials, migrant workers and even prostitutes to track China's evolution, leading to his insights on how the changes in China will ultimately affect the rest of the world. The book is meant to be a fun, entertaining, yet informative read. It has already showed up on Amazon's best seller list for economics books even though it is still in pre-order stage. Here is a link to the book page on Amazon.
The book is getting a lot of attention from important scholars, business leaders, and other knowledgeable and prominent observers of China: Ambassador Nicholas Platt (President Emeritus for the Asia Society) along with others like legendary investor Anthony Bolton (president of Fidelity) and Professor William Kirby (Harvard Business School professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard) have endorsed the book.
Ambassador Platt says:
The End of Cheap China is an indispensable guide to the rapid changes in China's economy and society. Shaun Rein has observed at first hand the developments that shape the attitudes and behavior of his own coming generation. His firm has analyzed, as well as helped shape, the markets he describes. A practical, must-read for anyone dealing with China, doing business there, or simply trying to understand what is going on.
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