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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.

[Edit: Actually, it’s possible that you’ve never gotten an email from me. Somebody might have just given you the link to this page, which is an online archive of an email that I sent to folks who had asked for it. If you’d like to get articles like this in your inbox, totally free, about once a week or two, give me your email address.]
This week: Kickstarter copies, real estate bubble?, hired bridesmaids, and more

A real estate bubble in China? Feel, like we have been saying this for years and years, this Barrons article reiterates it feels we’re in a bubble here in China.
Via Chris Moore

Faster internet? I haven’t noticed it at my place in Shenzhen…
China Telecom Shenzhen and Huawei have signed an agreement to deliver gigabit broadband connectivity to 900,000 homes in Shenzhen.
Via Chris Gormley

Yes, China can copy your kickstarter and sell it before you hit your target. Time to face the facts and stop complaining. A good wake up call for entrepreneurs (no one said it would be easy…)
Via William Yung and Chris Moore

More Coffee? Chinese love Starbucks, but this seems insane:
Starbucks plans to double its stores in China to 5000 by 2021, opening a new one every day
Via Andre Martin

And time for a laugh to wrap up this week’s news:
Dangers of being a bridesmaid in China mean some brides now hire professionals!

Global From Asia News

Listen to this week’s podcast

We have one relevant for those making longer term moves in Asia with relationships and family – Hugh Bell comes on to discuss the work life balance of spouses, children, and cross cultures

Is Hong Kong all it’s cracked up to be – putting some perspective on it

Hong Kong Supercharged News

We rescheduled the Chinese e-commerce via Hong Kong to Nov 18 – make sure you grab your spot now

Video of the Week

How did you end up in China? At last week’s Enter China Canton Fair meetup we asked a few members and got some fun stories

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

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