Newsletter: This Chinese Company Forbids Staff From Buying the IPhone 7

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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: Forbidden iPhones, share issuance, Pokemon Go + China mobile, plus more

Riding a bike in Shenzhen in mid-day heat is not a good idea! Met a CPA for afternoon tea and decided a 20 minute bike would be a good workout, meanwhile – I’m typing this up still drying off and hydrating up from the humidity!

‘Patriotic’ Chinese company warns staff they face sack if they buy yet-to-be released iPhone 7

via Andre Martin

Will China start to be more open to philanthropy? Seems it may be budding up finally. (I know I had issues trying to open an NGO in China in the past…)
Via Chris Moore

Interested in user research (UX) of Airbnb for the Chinese market?
Via Chi Wai Li  

My co-host at China Business Cast, Shlomo, wrote a niche article on Forbes about what Pokemon Go can teach us about China’s mobile market

Global From Asia News

Listen to this week’s podcast

This week’s show – we head down into Southeast Asia. David Elefant shares with us Incorporating in the Philippines, the thought process, and banking!

A common question – how many shares should you register your company with, we brainstorm on today’s blog post

Want to join a webinar on on finding the best factory in China for your business? My guys at Enter China and I will be hosting one next week – pick a time that fits your schedule here

Hong Kong Supercharged News

The Free Trade Zone trip is tomorrow! This week has been a lot of fun with planning for it, and we have a good group. Will bring out my video blogging gear and report back next newsletter!

Photo of the Week

Videos are so much more complete – I made a new video blog reporting back to the “Grind” in China

Sent July 28, 2016

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

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