Thailand Introduces Plastic Ban in 2020

Thailand has just introduced and enforced a plastic ban throughout the country for 2020 and moving forward. The spark that ignited this prohibition on plastic ironically came from the sea. Thailand has a new directive right now that aims to have the country plastic free by 2021. The reasoning behind it is that in banning plastic, it will also limit … Read More

Welcome To a New Decade [Some Plans For You]

Dear Readers, I’ll keep my letter short today. You’re welcome 😉 First up – Cross Border Summit So many of you have been excited for the fifth annual Cross Border Summit for 2020 – asking when and where it will be. Save the date – we are moving it out of China. Both because I don’t live there anymore but … Read More

50,000 Free Flights to be Given by Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines has announced they will be giving out 50,000 free flights. The flights are slated to take place by mid 2020 during the summertime. Japan’s premiere carrier for flights have offered these free flight tickets. Japan Airlines (JAL) is also being supported by Japan’s National Tourism Organization and their Tourism Agency. The main reason behind the free offers is … Read More

Chinese Company to Open Water Mining Op in Australia

A Chinese company will be opening a water mining operation in Queensland, Australia. This endeavor hopes to bring water to a population that is rapidly running out of it. Currently, people in Queensland are living on water rations. The water supply is threatening to dry out soon.  The Chinese company is called Joyful View Garden Real Estate Development Resort Pty … Read More

$7 Billion Plan Brings Big and Small China Pig Farmers Together

A new plan worth $7 billion is being enacted to combat the dwindling rates of pigs in China. This plan will see China’s major pig farmers partner up with smaller farms. The plan will see established pig farms in Beijing work together with smaller farms from local governments. These smaller farms are usually run by families rather than big companies.  … Read More

No Doubt!

As we close off this decade, I have come to the conclusion that logic and common sense in today’s world are, far from being attributes, quite probably more in the nature of currently being liabilities than anything else. We evidently live in an age where respected economists such as Mohamed El-Erian (Project Syndicate, December 16, 2019) warn that “(The) Global … Read More

Most Valuable Asian Company Alibaba Now Valued at $500 Billion

China tech giant Alibaba is now the most valuable company throughout all of Asia. It’s total market cap is more than $500 billion. It was a good year, not only for Alibaba, but for tech companies in general. This year, the tech cycle was on an upswing. Add the fact that economies were starting to recover as well, and that … Read More

Christmas Bugs in China [+ Life Calculator Motivation]

Dear Readers, Many of you have been concerned if I successfully made it to China. I’m here! Thank you for your concern and I wish you all a very happy holiday season. Upon arrival, my wife’s family had prepared dinner- the normal northern Chinese dumplings – but also some sort of bug larva. My son was so nervous to even … Read More

Hong Kong Malls to be Flooded by Protesters

Hong Kong protesters have said that they will be trashing malls during the Christmas season. This was in response to the Hong Kong government not acquiescing to their demands. The protests have been happening for quite a while in Hong Kong. It started because of the extradition bill that the China and Hong Kong government decided on. However, the protests’ … Read More

Influential Muslims Urge the Boycott of Chinese Products

Influential Muslims have urged for their respective countries to boycott the buying of Chinese products. They hope that through doing this, it can help bring justice to the Uighurs in China. There are rumblings across multiple Muslim countries. If you listen closely, they are all shouts of justice for the imprisoned Uighur population in China. Multiple people are stepping up … Read More