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Shaun Rein is the Founder and Managing Director of the China Market Research Group (CMR), the world's leading strategic market intelligence firm focused on China. He works with Fortune 500 and leading Chinese companies, private equity firms, SMEs, and hedge funds. Clients include Apple, Yum!... More
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The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that will Disrupt the World
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  • Andrew Butter
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    Brilliant, thank you, but I don''t think you are making friends!!
    5 Aug 2010, 12:42 PM Reply Like
  • Shaun Rein
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    Author’s reply » Thanks Andrew for kind comments. I am actually surprised at the level of anger in comments towards the piece -- both on the Forbes' site and in blogs. I am not sure they fully understood what I wrote.


    I believe in regime change or in changing the regime. Sanctions don't really hurt the leadership just the everyday person.
    5 Aug 2010, 06:44 PM Reply Like
  • Tom Au, CFA
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    There's a different between Big Bad North Korea, and good individual North Koreans, but many don't seem to be able to tell the difference, or direct their anger at one, but not the other.


    I myself was almost put off by the title--until I read the piece, and might suggest recasting it as "Sanctions Against North KoreANS Are Wrong."
    5 Aug 2010, 06:52 PM Reply Like
  • Shaun Rein
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    Author’s reply » Thanks Graham and Dodd -- I 100% believe think there needs to be a serious change in how North Korea is governed. It is not right what is happening there.


    The current strategies employed by the US are not working and a more creative, different appraoch needs to be used. The leadership is probably still driving around in his Mercedes and whatnot and the offspring gambling in Macau.
    5 Aug 2010, 08:17 PM Reply Like
  • devassocx
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    This is all wrong.


    Everybody knows that sanctions work 100% of the time.


    Just look at Cuba, Iran and where ever else they have been implemented.
    2 Jul 2011, 01:29 AM Reply Like
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