Annoucement: ANZCOM South China Disbanding

Sad news today. Important ANZCOM News/ Follow Up & Farewell Jul 19, 6:22pm G’day Mike Michelini, You will recall we reached out early last month with the mail below. After reviewing the responses the clear consensus is that the universality of social media in south China renders the concept of formal organizations like ANZCOM effectively redundant. Consequently we have closed … Read More

It Is Happening: Early Bird Tickets For Cross Border Summit

Dear Readers, Just arriving back in Thailand from a 10 day trip to China – and things are cooking. Many have been asking, and it is a pleasure to announce we have opened up early bird tickets for our fourth annual Cross Border Summit! What started in April 2016, the Cross Border Summit has become Global From Asia’s main event … Read More

It Ain’t A Pretty Picture

I sat down to write what I thought would be a simple column but how this stuff adds up….it accumulates faster than Kangde Xin Composite Material Group Company’s manufacturing of profits; for those of you unaware, they didn’t just manufacture laminating film but also manufactured (sic) profits – from 2015 to 2018, RMB 11.9 billion of them ie. US$1.729 BILLION … Read More

Double Down in Vegas

Dear Readers, I am on the road again – passing through Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Ningbo – seems I can’t stay away from this area. On the trip, I had a chance to catch up with Howard Thai – the Professor of Amazon – and an expert in our GFA community (also will be a speaker at our fourth annual … Read More

And The Hits Just Keep On Coming

Some interesting facts issued forth this past week – I use the word, “facts”, deliberately and advisedly as so much of what we read/hear today only loosely fits that classification (if at all). I am addressing not only the issue of fake news, however defined, but also the deliberate slanting of the raw data used to generate the so-named facts. … Read More

Contributor Spotlight: Bennett Little’s Global Gab Series

Dear Readers, One of the most valuable things about what has been budding here at Global From Asia is the community. The amazing people that have been discovered from the podcasts, blogs, and other nuggets of content via online and offline production. This week I want to spotlight Bennett Little. A regular reader of the newsletter last year he started … Read More

The Jerks Are Jerking Us Around

Good afternoon from Canada – land of the stockpiled canola and the embargoed pork.   Well, those of us concerned with international trade can breathe a little easier (but probably not for long). China and the USA have agreed to talk some more and, in the interval, Huawei gets a lifeline for parts and everyone else gets a lifeline from … Read More

Case Study of Knowing Your Factory [Video]

Dear Readers, I was back up in China (second time in a month) from comfortable Thailand, and visiting our moka pot factory. As a content creator and host of Global From Asia – I took my v-log camera and made an interactive video to share insights of why it is so important to visit your factory, and build a long … Read More

Nothing serious?

Good evening from Canada…well, it sure has been an interesting week. The Trumpster, no sooner than backing off from Mexico, decided to up the stakes with Turkey while at the same time downplaying Iran’s apparent attacks on 6 oil tankers in the Straits of Hormuz over the last 2 weeks as, “nothing serious”. Folks, I don’t make this stuff up … Read More