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Dear Global Business Enthusiast,

Michael Michelini (@michelini) here. You’re getting this email because you requested my periodic thoughts on international business from Hong Kong.

[Edit: Actually, it’s possible that you’ve never gotten an email from me. Somebody might have just given you the link to this page, which is an online archive of an email that I sent to folks who had asked for it. If you’d like to get articles like this in your inbox, totally free, about once a week or two, give me your email address.]

This week: Money flow crackdowns, Chinese News Famous on Facebook, Best Bank in HK, and more

Seems people are still busier than ever post the trade show season. I know we’re all busy – but I’m starting to track which months everyone is busiest, April and May seem to be way up there!

Well if you’re in Shenzhen or Hong Kong and want to see me speak (on either side of the border) now’s your chance.

Hong Kong cracks down on illegal money flows from mainland China trade

More tightening of cross border money flow. Seems banking and finance is getting more and more strict each day.

via Andre Martin


Leo was at a conference and tweeted out that Bank East Asia (BEA) wins best HK managed bank award:

While Facebook is Banned in China, These News Outlets Have lots of Likes

Seems people in Indonesia and India really “Facebook like” what the Chinese news sites say on Facebook. What is most interesting is, will Facebook remove these fake fans or leave them for fear of upsetting them?

Via Chris Moore

Gucci sorry for warning to Hong Kong funeral offering shops

Fake Gucci seems to be tolerated when culture is involved, Gucci had to eat its words on this one

And to be a bit more positive to wrap up local news:

Cute pink penguins spotted in the HK harbour

Global From Asia News

Listen to this week’s podcast

This week’s podcast we are doing something different – normally we’re all about operations, banking, logistics – we have some important talks on sales and marketing. Actually we can even say anyone in the world can benefit from this – Gilbert Joa shares a lot of strategies on lead generation and sales – but also helps us compare differences within Hong Kong from the rest of the world.

And thinking of opening a factory in Mainland China? Why you should still consider Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Supercharged News

And of course the “pitch” of the week – I’m working on a new book, China business workshop and have a first draft ready – it’s all about Mainland China business, straight business, no personal. If you’re interested in reading, reply to this email!

Photo of the Week

The official family photo, am serious when we may make our son Miles work and be a baby model – hope you enjoy our family portrait!

Sent May 12, 2016

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– Michael Michelini
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American internet entrepreneur in China, Asia, and Hong Kong. Helping companies do business globally from Asia

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