Newsletter: How Far Are Chinese Students Willing To Go To Get a Loan?

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 – Africans giving up on China, students get naked for loans.

Regards from Prague. Attending more European conferences and it has really helped me get my head out from the daily grind and be more strategic, stay tuned for some interesting business updates over the summer.

As soon as I get back, I’m hosting a seminar on cross border China e-commerce in HK on Thursday July 7, register here.

The African migrants giving up on the Chinese dream
Via Andre Martin

Curious, Why wechat is successful in China?
Via Chris Moore

Female college students being forced a ‘naked IOU’ photo in order to get a loan spark an outcry in China
Via Andre Martin

And a followup – banks seems to be getting vicious! This video shows China bank employees being spanked
Via Andre Martin

Global From Asia News

This week’s podcast – a goodie! Edith Yeung, Venture Partner at 500 Startups, shares her insights on HK and Silicon Valley differences. She is in HK often as well, and shares what she is looking for in investments.

Curious about a day in the life of a border hopper like me? This blog post I shared some of the journey and experiences these cross border hoppers go through

Fredrik from Chinaimportal covered me on their blog! Asked me some questions about my “good old days” when I was doing my first ecommerce and sourcing business

Hong Kong Supercharged News

Cross Border TRIPS – trips from Hong Kong into Shenzhen for a full day trip – first one Friday July 29, includes transportation, lunch, dinner, working, and speaker sessions – don’t have time for a full trip – don’t forget we have a seminar on Thursday July 7 in HK here

Photo of the Week


Another video blog – I had a great time in Barcelona at DC BCN conference, check out the highlights

Sent June 29, 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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