Newsletter: HK Sneaking Taxi Price Hikes

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: HK taxi hikes, 360 HK photos, Darwin slacks & more

We have a webinar on Cross-border e-commerce into China with Thomas Graziani from Walk The Chat early next week – check your timezone and register here

I’m totally swamped with this upcoming Cross Border Summit, it is in just about a week from today, I feel the energy and love it. Reply if you’re going and I’ll work on doing something special when we meet there!

And, I’m already thinking about October – doing a multiple day intensive Canton Fair event, if you’re interested, reply and let’s talk!

Darwin Was a Slacker and You Should Be Too!

Many famous scientists have something in common – they didn’t work long hours.

Via Chris Moore

Special Report from Economist: Copycats are out innovators in Shenzhen

Hong Kong taxi users face higher fares

Many users were unaware that charges increased by HK$2 for the flagfall and an additional 10 cents for every 200 meters traveled for the first 9km in urban areas

And at the same time – Hong Kong real estate seems to find no top

In Pictures: Andy Yeung’s amazing 360º bird’s-eye views of Hong Kong

Global From Asia News

Listen to this week’s podcast


Leon Durupt, co-founder of the Terrace Bar and Restaurant in Shekou, Shenzhen came on to share his story of coming to China and opening up the place. We’ll also be hosting a live podcast recording there a couple of days before the summit (check here for meetup details) – listen to the podcast now

On the blog I wrote up my notes from our last webinar with Monica Chao – lots of valuable (priceless!) tips on how to hire and manage Chinese staff

    Listen to more podcasts →   

Global From Asia VIP News

We have that Walk The Chat cross-border e-commerce webinar which should be exciting everyone

Job of The Week

This Hong Kong Company is looking for developers, local or overseas – check it out and may be your ticket to Asia!

Market Listing of the Week

Source Find Asia guys just listed their popular sourcing report on the Global From Asia market, if you’re looking to get the inside scoop on the products you are sourcing from China, check this service listing out! Pay online, credit card, paypal, feedback, and dispute resolution!

Video of the Week

How do you work under pressure? I am documenting my hustle a little bit as the Cross Border Summit comes up quick!

Sent April 13, 2017

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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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