Newsletter: China Isn’t The Worst At Pirating These Days

Dear Global Business Enthusiast,

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: pirating atms, star ferry rates, HK 2030, and more.

The trade show season is coming to a close! Earlier this week I was back in Guangzhou for more meetups (Enter China and FBA4U). These trade show seasons are getting bigger and bigger each season, can only imagine what’s in store for the years to come as more people come out for it.

And here’s something China and HK could learn from:

Singapore Creates Investment Scams To Educate Investors

Via Andre Martin

So it turns out China isn’t even the worst in pirating, there are new contenders

Also Via Andre Martin

Hong Kong’s Star Ferry ponders new fare rise bid even before latest increase kicks in. Company questions government’s optimistic forecast of its finances and cites escalating fuel and wage costs.

Will Hong Kong fall behind? Hong Kong Free Press gives insights…

The missing pieces in Hong Kong’s 2030+ growth plan

Global From Asia News

Listen to this week’s podcast


The new Amazon gold rush – Europe? As sellers based in Asia flood to Europe – is now a good time for you to get in while the good is worth getting? John Cavendish shares his experience how he grew his massive Amazon business only in Europe.

Trying a different style on the Global From Asia blog – what do you think? How my belly dancing act led to a new business opportunity

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Market Listing of the Week

Tons of people want to know how to get their ICP in China – we have Jons from Red Star who can work with you to get it solved.

Job of The Week

I’m getting some great applicants for our summer intern position at Global From Asia. Also Ash from IMEX Sourcing is hiring full time in Guanzhou for an account manager – he just added his listing here

Video of the Week

At the Amazon FBA meetup I asked people how did they get started selling online? Had some fun answers, and also gave my story at the end too, enjoy!

Sent May 4, 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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