Newsletter: Beijing Couple Overnight in an Ikea, Live Streaming?

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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Back to the “normal” weekly format after a couple weeks of surveys and feedback, thanks everyone for that – it will help give me a lot of direction on content for 2017! This is our 100th newsletter now, thanks for those of you who have been with us through them.

I’m without a passport until Dec 15! Renewing my China residence visa, let’s hope I pass the screening, always nerve racking process each year.

This couple tries to spend the night in a Beijing Ikea and broadcast it live
Via Andre Martin

Hits a nerve…when you complain about Trump winning, watch this.
“I saw this news story today about a BBC reporter attempting to speak with a Chinese election candidate… no luck! Bullied away from her. Pretty good video”
Via Russell Smith

Man, this political stuff between Hong Kong and China is hard to not talk about….First, why China doesn’t understand Hong Kong
And then,
How this is the beginning of the end of the Hong Kong as we know it?

On a positive note, why China is the world’s best FinTech market (infographic)
Via Andre Martin

Been covering this for a while, nice to see it in larger media:
Free-trade zone in Shenzhen lures Hong Kong entrepreneurs chasing their dream
Andre Martin

Global From Asia News

Listen to this week’s podcast

So been working hard categorizing content, we have 3 main categories now if you want to browse: 1) Corporate 2) Business and 3) Lifestyle

We have a good case study for our business section – Joe Fink a pioneer of craft beer in China shares his story getting started, dealing with speed bumps and seeing through it.

This week’s featured blog is for those looking to do cross-border e-commerce and made a guide to get you started

Hong Kong Supercharged News
Working hard on April’s second annual cross border summit for April 14-15,2017 and talking to a lot of amazing speakers – if you have suggestions on speakers, or want to be a speaker, would love to hear from you!

Video of the Week

That feeling you get when you don’t have a passport and are stuck in Mainland China. Sure I will get it back the end of next week, but it makes you think about freedom.

Sent Dec 8, 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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