Newsletter: Reflective Walk in Hong Kong

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.

[Edit: Actually, it’s possible that you’ve never gotten an email from me. Somebody might have just given you the link to this page, which is an online archive of an email that I sent to folks who had asked for it. If you’d like to get articles like this in your inbox, totally free, about once a week or two, give me your email address.]

Hope everyone had a great Valentine’s day.

Fun fact, we have a few of them over here in China – main one would be July 7 (7-7) on the LUNAR calendar.

But corporates have been able to squeeze a few others in the calendar year – some say Lantern Festival last Saturday was one – but my wife didn’t think so – so I’m safe!

Top news – a HK guy set himself on fire in a Hong Kong MTR last Friday.

[Quick video]

Via a bunch of people!

TVB, a top HK TV station, has its shares soar almost 13 per cent on an 18-month high after the broadcasters major shareholders raised the per-share buyback price to HK$35.075, from HK$30.50, making it more costly for a counter offer to take over the company.

Think my fingertips are already stored (as an eChannel user). But now everyone will soon have this privilege!

China to store all foreigners’ fingerprints upon entry – with new rule starting in Shenzhen Regulation, to be gradually rolled out at entry points nationwide, will affect all foreigners aged 14 to 70

Via Andre Martin

Whirlwind Tour of China

What happens when emerging online influencers create their own offline brands, practically instantly? Things change fast, so Connie Chan shares observations on all this and more in this whirlwind tour of trends in China…

[24 minutes video]

Via Chris Moore

Global From Asia News

Listen to this week’s podcast


Sean has been in 8 years and only got things right the last 6 months! He breaks it down here and gives good tips for new, and old, entrepreneurs in China – as well as around the world

Everyone loves taxes – well we try to break it down a bit for HK corporate taxes in this blog post


Global From Asia VIP News

We have a HK tax webinar next Wednesday 9pm HK time with Ray Ng, my CPA partner, only 35 bucks and supports the show

Photo of the Week

Walking around Hong Kong, and thinking.

Sent Feb 16, 2017

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American internet entrepreneur in China, Asia, and Hong Kong. Helping companies do business globally from Asia

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