Embracing the Idea of Cashless Economy

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This week: HK Express to Restart Direct Flights from Hong Kong to Kumamoto, Japan, Shanghai Property Developer Future Land Eyes Co-living Opportunities in Hong Kong and Foodpanda May Roll Out E-wallet, Keeping Pace with Hong Kong’s Embrace of Cashless Economy

Almost 150 newsletters now, and this week just passed 200 episodes in the GFA interview series. Cross Border Matchmaker still making connections. This is just the beginning, we are talking about more events, more content, more ways to engage with all of you! I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to browse over our lil’ newsletter every Thursday evening. Shout out to my buddy Dustin Ellard for inspiring me to start this newsletter series, keep it going man I wish you good luck on your ventures.

Welcome to GFA Pulse #147

Business News From Around Asia

HK Express to Restart Direct Flights from Hong Kong to Kumamoto, Japan
With an approximately distance of 1,262.90 miles, travel to HKG to KMJ is just 3 hours of sitting in a plane. It’s been almost two years since HK had the first direct flight to KMJ and it will be resumed this month to give us more hassle free travel. There’s no need for us to go through two flights from HKG to KMJ!
Shanghai Property Developer Future Land Eyes Co-living Opportunities in Hong Kong
To solve the housing problem in Hong Kong, the Chinese developer has invested in both residential and commercial projects aiming to help those who are looking for an affordable rent space.
Foodpanda May Roll Out E-wallet, Keeping Pace with Hong Kong’s Embrace of Cashless Economy
Not long ago, iPhone has released it’s e-wallet option for a hassle free payment. Now, Foodpanda, a food delivery service, has announced it’s plan to use the e-wallet service. The world is slowly embracing the idea of cashless economy.

From the Global From Asia Media Desk

This week’s podcast

Episode 200 everyone! Another amazing guest for this week’s podcast. I present to you, Dr. Xiao Wang, the chief fire starter and general manager of InnoSpring Silicon Valley and the managing general partner of InnoSpring Seed Fund, which is backed by prominent venture capital firms like KPCB, Northern Light Venture Capital, IDG Capital Partners, Legend Holdings, and Softbank China.

The State of US-China Cross-Border Investments with Dr Xiao Wang 

This week’s blog post

We have a GFA VIP member and tech startup, MicroMart, who will be sharing with us a bit about their new product – also called MicroMart and how it can help you get setup on a Wechat store fast and also build a reseller network. Take it away Micromart team!

China’s First Online Store That Comes in Both Chinese and English


Looking to connect with other entrepreneurs and business owners in Saigon? Global From Asia is back on Thursday, November 16 with our 4th Experts Meetup in Saigon where we showcase cross border entrepreneurs that are standouts in their industry and experts in their field.

Growth Hacking Power Session

We bring together all the various services under 1 roof. Stop searching around reading expired website sales offers and emailing to inbox oblivion. Browse our network of active service providers that have listed their offering in black and white terms.

AJIS (HONG KONG) CO LTD is looking for a full-time HR and Admin Officer. Tasks includes arranging and conducting interviews, managing attendance records, etc. Familiarity with computer operations (such as EXCEL, WORD) is required.
A big update has been during my trip here I made a deal with Lorenzo and added him as a partner on the Para Living Inc Amazon FBA business. He is hustling hard and applied to be part of the program and I had to make the hard decision to not get him a spot. But now that things have gotten more clear and we are figuring out the team, Lorenzo has shown he is a guy who makes things happen, plus I buy into his idea that being here is great as it’s close to Yiwu market.

Jons is the founder of RedStar Consulting that started in 2008 in the Netherlands as Joy Group. From 2008 to 2016, Joy Group has been designing, developing and hosting website for European customers. Late 2016, He moved his business from the Netherlands to Hong Kong and renamed it to RedStar Consulting. Now they focus on helping international brands to set up websites in China. They provide/arrange website hosting and apply/assist with the required ICP license.

Jons Slemmer of RedStar Consulting

Sent November 11, 2017

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