Newsletter – This Phone Manufacturer Have a Backdoor?

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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 EU after HK shells, Chinese backdoors, sleep clocks, and more

Taking a break from reading English books to my Chinese-submerged kids to make today’s newsletter! So I do become an English teacher in China after all… lol!

A backdoor exists?
Take a look at @weirdhongkong’s Tweet (Xiaomi backdoor)
via Andre Martin

Uh oh.
EU focusing on HK shell corps favorite hide outs. And Hong Kong gets named/shamed too on taxes/lack transparency

Tensions are high…
Hod do the Japanese and Chinese view each other? This poll reveals insights (video)
via Chris Moore

Our friends at Brinc have a portfolio company, Kello, that just launched their Kickstarter. They are building the only clock that actually improves your sleep. Check out Kello on Kickstarter
via Nick Ramil

This Angry Asian Man explains
His take on Chinese international students in US schools
Chris Moore

My old employer, Deutsche Bank – is under big pressure – maybe it is good I didn’t stick around for the stock options.
via PJ Entrepreneur

And Hong Kong bankers are now going to learn new things,
even more about anti-money laundering skills.

And – after all that news – we have a Fire dragon that is attracting people to this festival

Global From Asia News

Listen to this week’s podcast

This week’s podcast we are talking about equity crowdfunding! New Zealander digital nomad Nathan Rose comes on to discuss what all the fuss is about equity crowdfunding and how you can use it – and where in the world you can too!

Not a new blog – but made a ton of updates to it – more images, and answering tons of questions from readers on e-Estonia – check it out for the latest updates

Hong Kong Supercharged News

Cherish Liu and Wendy have been working tons of our upcoming Cross Border trip – into Hong Kong – to delve into the topic of selling in Chinese e-commerce via Hong Kong – Friday Oct 21, check it out

Photo of the Week

So an old pic from last year’s office launch party  – but it is related as we are working on live talk radio show weekly, stay tuned!

Sent Sept 22, 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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