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Dear Global Business Enthusiast,

This week: Chinese people’s favorite American TV shows, missing booksellers, McRugees make headlines and more

Happy 2016 everyone, I’m sure you’re all as excited as me – let’s keep chipping away at those new years resolutions. I like to break it up by week and check in each Sunday evening on how things are going.

Chinese seem to love American TV and culture – though the Chinese government isn’t always a fan. The South Morning China post has a good one about the most popular American culture Chinese like.

via Andre Martin

I’m sure you’ve heard the news of missing booksellers? Right? Well if not, this will catch you up. Seems lots of high level Chinese execs are missing and now booksellers – maybe some rave party we didn’t get the memo about?

via Chris Moore

In previous newsletters I’ve talked about the McRefugees – homeless people finding shelter in McDonalds – now it has made the big time news in NY times.

Via Chris Moore

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Looking to get an Entrepreneur Visa? Hong Kong has made some updates last year and we have Sam Chan on to share with us what that means. Is it is easier or harder than before? How you can get a long term visa in Hong Kong as a valuable entrepreneur bringing innovation here!

On the blog:

Any tech company coming to China is looking for Chinese developers. It is one of the hottest questions I’m asked on my Wechat “Do You Know Any Chinese Programmers Looking For A Job?” So finally, I have written up anextensive post explaining how to find and attract Chinese Developers to your tech company.

Hong Kong Supercharged News

Talking to someone who found our Stripe in HK blog post to see if we can get American Express processing for Hong Kong companies. A whole new fulfilled headache of paperwork, bring it on!

Photo of the Week

A fun filled afternoon today at the Shenzhen Women’s Hospital. Last few preparations before our second baby is born in a couple weeks. Could be any day really…

Sent Jan 7, 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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