Newsletter: Are White Guys in China All Spies?

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Michael Michelini (@michelini) here. You’re getting this email because you requested my periodic thoughts on international business from Hong Kong.

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This week: white spies, hk fintech fund, phone scams and more!

Well, the Cross Border Summit is tomorrow! in 12 hours from now, actually. And you can still get in on the action by purchasing our online ticket option here – would be great to have you, virtually!

Hong Kong has a new fintech fund, may be worth checking out

A Hong Kong man was cheated 33 million in a phone scam!

We have a guest post on China Importal about opportunities and reasons Amazon sellers should consider Hong Kong

A fun one to end the shorted than usual news section today with:

Dear China, I am a White Guy and Not a Spy

One paragraph to highlight that is interesting:

Another theory to explain the curious catch-a-white-devil campaign is the authorities’ conscious effort to turn the city into a hub of excellence and innovation, and remove everything – and everyone – not fitting the bill. “I guess it’s a spin-off of the anti-migrant campaign in general,” said another foreigner who has also lived in Beijing for some time and works as a teacher.

Via Andre Martin

Global From Asia News

Listen to this week’s podcast


Claire Taylor, a speaker at this week’s Cross Border Summit, came on the show to share about VAT in Europe

And I attended an EU Chamber conference last week discussing about “China Manufacturing in 2025” and wrote up a recap here

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Market Listing of the Week

Insight Quality Services has a pre-shipment inspection service listed on the market, check it out

Job of The Week

Barron Asia is looking for a junior graphics designer in their Hong Kong office 

Video of the Week

How did you celebrate the Easter holiday? I documented mine this time, hope you enjoyed yours!

Sent April 20, 2017

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American internet entrepreneur in China, Asia, and Hong Kong. Helping companies do business globally from Asia

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