Global Trade Balance In 1 Photo

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.

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This week: booksellers on bail, cheap electronics & data sharing, trade deficit graphic, and english teacher busted!

Been switching gears a lot between writing and creating content now to making deals for the Cross Border Summit. Lot of alliances and support – thanks everyone and looking forward to seeing you there

We all know USA is at massive trade deficits with other countries – but not always sure what it looks like – this graphic is a great picture of exactly how offset the trade balance is with certain countries (and of course, China)

China is planning to bail the three Hong Kong booksellers being held on the Mainland. This news brings heightened fears over freedom of speech in the semi-autonomous city.

Buying cheap no brand electronics in China? Well, maybe your data is being shared back to the company, or elsewhere? This video shares some of the risks..

via Andre Martin

And..a fun one to end the news section….

This American English teacher in Hong Kong was too active on a dating app! Hewas setup and had 14 of his girlfriends meet him at the same party.

via Mike the Greek

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We have Tak Lo, sharing with us the trends of the world going borderless, and how Hong Kong can be the center of the action!

And a standard blog post but a goodie – 10 things you should know about Sourcing from China.

Hong Kong Supercharged News

It is a top season for audits and tax filing for Hong Kong businesses, as well as others around the world. We’re getting al to of requests, we’d love to consider your case too and make it as smooth and painless as possible!

Photo (video) of the Week

Ok, another video, not a photo – but everyone loved my video blog going to a Gourmet McDonalds in Admiralty – so if you have a few minutes here it is.

Sent Mar 3, 2016

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

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