Newsletter: Should Google Come Back to China?

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.]

Typing this up, yes, you guessed it, on a cross-border bus from Hong Kong into Shenzhen – start my weeks off in HK and end at home in Shenzhen.

And for those of you who make it to the – tell my wife Wendy I have been promoting it a lot, she just reads my Wechat moments, but I’m working hard getting the word out! 🙂

We have a webinar coming up on April 5th with Monica in SF talking about managing Chinese staff

Is Google another step closer to being unblocked in China?

Some factual news about Hong Kong:

Total exports value up 18.2%

Average wage rate rises 3.6%

And …

Hong Kong elects its first female leader and make her the butt of a rude joke


Be very Careful what you write on wechat

Via Andre Martin

Fake news about fake food. Is this some kinda tongue twister?

In China, consumers have to be on guard not just against fake food, but also fake news about food.

Via Andre Martin

Thought they were just hiring?

HSBC lays off 120 technology staff in Hong Kong in cost-cutting plan

To wrap up the news section with something…more fun…or crazy

This Chinese manager motivates his staff by having them tear up money, wtf??

Via Andre Martin

Global From Asia News

Listen to this week’s podcast


If you are like me, running an international business via Asia and looking for ways to Save Cash On Cross border Payments, tune in to learn more from cross border payment expert Simon Lim

Fun offshore tax talk… Trying to put it all out there – questions answered

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Global From Asia VIP News

Did you know we have a private member’s club? Later in April we have a special guest coming on for a private member’s session on something exciting, check it out at

New Job Opportunity On the GFA Job Board

Yes, we made a job board on the site – bookmark it and add your jobs / apply for jobs for cool business jobs in Asia.

This week’s job – I am looking for a summer intern, interested or know someone, apply here

Featured Listing on the Global From Asia Marketplace

And, first time we put it in the newsletter, we have a new marketplace for Asia based services – this week we are featuring Azon Services who can help optimize your Amazon listing, check em out

Video of the Week

How do you deal with so many languages and cultures?

Sent Mar 30, 2017

Updates Since Sending Newsletter

We have gotten quite a bit of traffic to this page as people are curious if Google is returning to China, or the whole Google and China relations. We will continue to use this page as a source for updates on what is happening here, check back often!

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

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