Newsletter: Is Globalization Losing

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.]

I am back from last week’s digital detox (highly recommended) – feeling like a new person!

Chinese New Year is just wrapping up, and I am enjoying this new massive subway system (which is planned to get bigger – Shenzhen Plans World’s Largest Metro System) going to a few meetings and did some more amazing podcasts coming down the pipe.

Well, it had to be said – Shaun posted on his Linkedin Pulse – Hong Kong is the worst place in the world for a startup to open a bank account.

Via Dustin Ellard

And this supporting article Andre Martin sent over explaining this KYC mess

Training your citizens….correctly….

Shanghai issues new list of 7 types of bad behavior that residents should avoid

via Andre Martin

Say what?!? 19 year membership pre-paid?

Woman was pestered into paying HK$4.3m to join Hong Kong gym

another great one by Andre Martin, thanks!

Man, I feel like the whole point of the “Global From Asia” is being challenged by politics and protectionism – this Economist article dives into it.

via Chris Moore

Also submitted from Chris:

No longer welcome?

American companies fear China’s turning back on them.

And to lighten things up after a heavy newsletter…

Man cycles home only to realize he’d gone 310 miles in the wrong direction

Global From Asia News

Listen to this week’s podcast


Selling on Amazon in China and PL internationally with Operation Dragon Boat with Will Tjerlund

Also – I blogged the popular question on why electronics made in China are cheaper in America.

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Global From Asia VIP News

We had a great member’s call about managing staff in the Philippines, with real feedback, if you missed it – login now to the member’s area and catch the replay.

Video of the Week

I was on digital detox, but I tool the camera out for a day last week to get a trip to a Buddhist temple and Maggie’s first year birthday

Sent Feb 2, 2017

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

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