China’s Pork Supply Hits Low Levels

(China’s pork market amidst the African swine fever epidemic) China’s pork supply has reached low levels. Due to this, several cities within China have resorted to releasing their emergency supply of frozen pork meat.  Currently, there are four cities that are relying on this emergency supply of frozen pork. The combined population of these four cities comes to approximately 130 … Read More

Taiwan Warns Against China Travel After Businessman Detained

  (A moment of the protests going on in Hong Kong) A Taiwan businessman was detained in China last 19th of August. Due to this occurrence, the ruling party of Taiwan has warned all its citizens about travelling to Hong Kong or China.  The Detained Businessman The businessman’s name is Lee Meng-chu. He is 43 years old and was visiting … Read More

First Female Singapore President Visits PH

The first female President of Singapore, Halimah Yacob is visiting the Philippines to celebrate the anniversary of both country’s diplomatic cooperation. Yacob is in Manila for a total of five days. Her visit will last from the 8th of September to the 12th.  Yacob’s Visit Yacob’s visit looks to be a busy one, as she will be attending numerous events.  … Read More

HK Leader Carrie Lam Withdraws Extradition Bill

Carrie Lam as she speaks on withdrawing the extradition bill Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, will be withdrawing the extradition bill that was proposed last February 2019. Lam’s decision comes five months after the massive protests carried out by the people of Hong Kong.  A source close to the Hong Kong government said that Lam’s purpose for … Read More

1 Month Until Cross Border Summit (+ Heading into Mainland for Biz Devin’)

Dear Readers, Going past 1 year living outside of China, I am still going strong with China relations! Our Cross Border Summit is 1 month away and I am heading into Hong Kong to Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and even Henan (yes, keep on reading). What’s the agenda? Business development. With the summit a bit over a month away, will be meeting … Read More

Language Lessons

I hope that everyone is having a nice weekend – the fall weather is starting and leaves are starting to turn. Luckily, the weather service was wrong yet again and today is supposed to be a nice day weather-wise. Far be it for me to complain either way. If I get up and both feet hit the floor unassisted, I … Read More

Yugely Sadly

The news is ‘in’, so to speak – the US economy was down in August and actually was less than every single prediction provided by professionally accredited Bloomberg contributors. And Hong Kong’s was far worse – ‘yugely worse’, to paraphrase an American cheese-coloured hair ‘friend’ (sic) of mine. At least, though, Hong Kong’s leader-in-public today made history by doing the … Read More

Deciding The Future of Global From Asia. What do you want to hear about?

Dear Readers, As some of you have seen, I’ve been a bit emotional lately. It is because the busines world as we knew it is being turned upside down. Global From Asia started in Oct 2013 as a podcast to help online business owners learn about running an international business from Hong Kong. As the podcast intro used to say: … Read More

Whoosh

No, please don’t think that I’m in any way doing an infringement on Nike (FYI, they use Swoosh)…this is WHOOSH ie. the sound the toilet makes when you’re flushing. Ever since Mike prevailed upon me to write the ‘occasional’ column, it has morphed into a regular (almost) weekly dealio – I’m not complaining but just saying that, in the beginning, … Read More

Black Hat and Trade Wars: How Far Is One Willing To Go?

Dear Readers, As you have noticed, (and I warned you!) I am starting to go on the more “bold and dangerous side” of the content here at Global From Asia. Trade wars, protests, blue collar Americans getting sacked, and this week, black hat tactics on Amazon. Another nerve to strike for you. As if the trade war and protests weren’t … Read More