Hong Kong is Moving Underground

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This week: Want a Free Tesla? Yours if You Are Willing to Spend Up To US$5 Million on a Hong Kong Flat, Hong Kong Artist Sheds Light on Immigrants’ stories to Build Understanding, From the Cave to the Grave: Hong Kong is Moving Underground and Exam Stress Getting to You? Meet Jasper, the HKU Therapy Dog

2018 is almost here, are you ready? We are pushing for 2018 new year resolutions over here at Global From Asia – I always try to get them ready and started before 2017 even finishes, stay tuned in December for more.

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Welcome to GFA Pulse #150

Business News From Around Asia


Want a Free Tesla? Yours if You Are Willing to Spend Up To US$5 Million on a Hong Kong Flat
Wanting to own a house and car at the same time? Sure. A property developer in Hong Kong will offer a Tesla electric car to the first five buyers of four-bedroom flats at the Victoria Skye in the Kai Tak area. It might be too good to be true but it’s really true.

Hong Kong Artist Sheds Light on Immigrants’ Stories to Build Understanding
Everyone of us has tale to tell, some are wonderful memories, others are dark that we don’t want to even talk about them. Often times, we look for someone to share the bad experiences to. Ng, started a project called Over the Ocean that aims to help people who are struggling in their life. We should remember that we are not alone in this world and there are other people who are willing to listen of what we went through in life.

From the Cave to the Grave: Hong Kong is Moving Underground
Listed as the fourth most densely populated region in the world, Hong Kong can no longer accommodate new housing since it’s running out of space. In order to solve the current problem, they are now eyeing to dig into the rock to utilize underground space.

Exam Stress Getting to You? Meet Jasper, the HKU Therapy Dog
Dog has been known to be a man’s best friend but who would have thought that a dog can be a stress reliever as well? Study shows that petting or playing with dog can increase levels of the stress reducing hormone oxytocin thus decreasing the production of the stress hormone cortisol.


From the Global From Asia Media Desk

This week’s podcast

This week’s GFA interview series, we have Dominiek from TMO Group. I have known him since at least 2012 and he has been at this cross-border e-commerce into China game for the long haul! He was a speaker with me at the Global From Asia Shanghai meetup during the CHAt conference this past September and we were fortunate to use my gear there to record the audio.


Leveraging Cross-Border E-Commerce for B2C Into China With Dominiek Pouwer
This week’s blog post

We all have the China dream, if we can just make a dollar from a billion people, life would be good, right? The numbers in China are massive, and so are the opportunities. I receive a ton of emails from friends and readers asking how they can tap into this massive consumer market, and today I am brain dumping all I have to get you want you need to get on the fast track.

You Want To Sell To China? How Far Are You Willing To Go?

Buying from China to sell online? It is a common practice, but are you sure you are doing it correctly or optimized? Then this meetup is for you! Global From Asia will be heading to Philippines next year on January 13, 2018! See you in Bspot, Eton Cyberpod Corinthian, Ortigas Avenue, Brgy. Ugong Norte, Quezon City, Philippines at 10am.

Working with Chinese Suppliers & Logistics Providers for Cross-Border Trading / E-Commerce

Factory Visit Services are a cost-effective way to manage a source you’ve selected at a cost less than travel expenses from North America to Asia. This service includes a video call before, during, and after the visit, as well as a detailed audit report with photographs. Lone Star has a template for the audit report and also includes a section that is determined by you.

Factory Check by an Experienced American Manufacturing Engineer

Hong Kong is a financial capital of the world and a leader in Asia. You will almost never have trouble finding a position opening for finance in Hong Kong, as well as other parts of Asia. Almost all finance companies in the world have an office in HK, and if you have experience in your home country working in financial markets you should be able to apply that experience to get an job opening in Hong Kong.
Getting sales velocity is important in e-commerce. Amazon wants hot products because it wants more commission. It isn’t as concerned with pricing – heck – the higher the price – the more in commission they make. The most important is to have a listing that is converting.
Rico is a Canadian entrepreneur, moved to China 3 years ago directly after college from Toronto with a dollar and a dream to start his own business. He started teaching English and studied a little bit of Chinese in a university to get settled into the country. About 8 or 9 months in, started his sourcing company.

Sent November 30, 2017

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