Making a Difference in Other People’s Lives

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This week: Reconstructing Hong Kong’s Lost Memories in the Miniature, Final train delivered for Hong Kong Express Rail Link, You Put Safety at Risk, Judge Tells ‘Lazy’ Technician Who Faked Reports for Hong Kong’s Bridge to Zhuhai and Christmas Comes Early for 30 Children at Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Hong Kong

This week’s E-commerce Gladiator show has been an emotional one for me – we are back to sourcing, the second supplier has taken a turn for the worse. Reminding me why I took “a break” from the e-commerce game. Check it out – Friday at 2pm China time.

Also, kindly help us fill out Cross Border Matchmaker 2017 Questionnaire. We will give out two free CBS – Cross Border Summit tickets for lucky draw. To be considered, please complete the survey by Dec 25, 2017.

Welcome to GFA Pulse #151

Business News From Around Asia


Reconstructing Hong Kong’s Lost Memories in the Miniature
They say that change is the only constant thing in this world. Sometimes, due to so many changes we’ve been through, we forget our history. TOMA (Tommy and Maggie) Miniatures has relived the long forgotten Hong Kong history through their exhibits. Just by taking a look, it will surely take you back to the old Hong Kong.

Final train delivered for Hong Kong Express Rail Link
CRRC Qingdao Sifang has completed the delivery of the nine high-speed trains it is supplying to MTR in Hong Kong for operation on the new Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL).

You Put Safety at Risk, Judge Tells ‘Lazy’ Technician Who Faked Reports for Hong Kong’s Bridge to Zhuhai
People’s safety should never be taken for granted. Wong Kwok-yiu, a technician, is sentenced to eight months in jail for faking the reports for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge.

Christmas Comes Early for 30 Children at Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Hong Kong
Credit Suisse, a financial services holding company, puts a smile on 30 children as they held a party with their managing director disguised as Santa Claus. There were fun activities and not only the children were enjoying but as well their parents. It’s a satisfying feeling to be able to make a difference in other people’s lives.


From the Global From Asia Media Desk

This week’s podcast

This week’s show, we have Keith O’Brien, CEO of Market Hustl and Seller Photo – we connected online when I shared a video blog about a Chinese Amazon FBA conference and have kept in touch over the years. During his first trip to China we were lucky enough to have him up as a speaker at the Cross Border Matchmaker – one of the most favorite to present. In this episode we have him share some tactics and highlights from his speech and how sellers can boost their listings on Amazon. Enjoy!

Tactics For Optimizing Your Amazon Ranking With Keith O’Brien



This week’s blog post

Love doing your taxes? Didn’t think so. But being educated about the main points is important. It affects the decision making you will make in your business. At our corporate services division (JV with Unipro Consulting Limited) we get many questions about taxes. It is such a pain point, we talk about it a bit on our workshop calls in our GFA VIP members forum – today I received permission from a client to post this while removing the sensitive information of him and his business. Hope these questions help you out:

Questions Asked During a Hong Kong Audit and Tax Process


Dropship is a common way businesses start with e-commerce. It is a great way to sell products without having to invest upfront in inventory. But what are some tactics for maximizing your chances of exposure and profits? Come and join us next year, January 13, 2018 in Bspot, Eton Cyberpod Corinthian, Ortigas Avenue, Brgy. Ugong Norte, Quezon City, Philippines, as we share strategies and formulas for increasing your chances of success and ways to gain more exposure.

Workshop: Dropship from China Strategies and Options

Jasmine provide a variety of services including: Shenzhen Visa On Arrival / 5-Day Shenzhen Visa Consultation, Hong Kong Airport Private Transfer Service, Hong Kong Shenzhen Cross Border Private Limo / Car Rental Service, Chinese-English Translator and Shenzhen Private Tour Guide. The charge is flexible, don’t hesitate to contact her if you have any question.

Hong Kong -Shenzhen Cross Border Private Limo Service

If you are a natural sales person, Asia needs you. Come out and apply for opportunities in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the budding Southeast Asia business market. Positions come in the form of sales seats, account managers, or business development. They all really boil down to a main core skill – being able to understand people and bring opportunities to the company. If you are able and interested in leveraging your people skills to build up a company, there is an opening for you!
Chris is a developer/business guy. He has been doing development for the past 10 years, actually more than that and been in Hong Kong for the past 7 years. co-founded the 2 businesses and also have own consultation development company. The main focus in terms of development is the web development e-commerce to standard branded websites.
Welcome to the first episode of the first season – Ecommerce Gladiator. This is a show that has spun from the new e-commece venture we are starting – opening up an Amazon FBA business.

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