Newsletter: HSBC Gets Off on Charges

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 money laundering, Useless tools in China?, Free Trade zones, and more!

Back in Asia, was a good business conference and time to get a business retreat to reflect on what has been happening (without crying babies). But I am glad to be back and with the fam!

Safe! HSBC if off on charges of money laundering and other dirty business charges after UK regulators chimed in

Via Andre Martin

Wechat? Who doesn’t know about it. This article seems to say so – maybe I’ve just been in China too long – but this shows how much it has taken over the country

Via Chris Moore 

Is China’s innovation boom producing too many useless inventions? Nah, we need all this useless crap.

Via Andre Martin  

Global From Asia News

Listen to this week’s podcast


This week’s podcast we have John Niggl sharing about factory inspections, are you even doing them? Do you need to? Insights and more, listen in

On the blog – we have quite a few blog posts ( – but here’s one to highlight:

5 things you need to know about free trade zones

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Hong Kong Supercharged News

I’m all excited about this trip at the end of the month – Qianhai free trade zone. If you’re in the area and want to have a full day interactive trip – signup now. Only going to have a small group as government is there, etc and we gotta keep it smooth 

Photo of the Week

It’s a video – seems people are enjoying video more than podcasts! My last video blog before leaving Europe

Sent July 15, 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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