The Pressure in Hong Kong Is Real – A Bit Too Real

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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: More Young Hongkongers Are Killing Themselves ‘Due To Competitive Society’, Indian E-commerce Market to Cross $100 Bn by 2022 and Nets Makes First Overseas Foray In Tie-up With China’s UnionPay.

Always add a little personal touch to this newsletter – about half of my week has been at Thailand immigration – may not stick around this place as long as expected (digital nomad family in the making). If you want to chat about that – and more in about 12 hours we will have a webinar about all things Canton fair – free. If you are interested – it will be a fun one – register for the webinar now.

Welcome to GFA Pulse #190

The GFA Reviews Blog
Leeline Sourcing is growing, and more talents are joining to help provide and maintain excellent service, making them the most popular sourcing company on the internet.

Business Help & Opportunity

I would like to order from a supplier in Guangzhou and I want my products to be stored in a warehouse in Hong Kong (I myself am based in Hong Kong). 

Business News From Around Asia

More Young Hongkongers Are Killing Themselves ‘Due To Competitive Society’
Some 75 Hongkongers aged between 15 and 24 chose to end their lives in 2016, of which 29 were in full-time education, according to the Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention.

Indian E-commerce Market to Cross $100 Bn by 2022
Online financial services would witness fastest growth in the segment in years ahead, the report said, although 90 per cent of the e-commerce market would be held by e-tail (electronic retail) and e-travel service providers.

Nets Makes First Overseas Foray In Tie-up With China’s UnionPay
Singapore electronic payment network Nets will make its services available outside of Singapore for the first time via a strategic partnership with China’s UnionPay International.

From the Global From Asia Media Desk

This week’s podcast

Hello from the middle of Mainland China – we are recording live at our Yiwu sourcing Trip. It is a pleasure to bring back Ino on the show from Insight Quality – and discuss how things went with the moka pot sourcing and other items in the past – and how we should do it better this time around.

This week’s blog post

From the bustling city of Hong Kong, Ray Ng is a certified public accountant. Who started his own company from the ground up, armed only with the experience of working in one of Hong Kong’s Big four accounting firms. 

The Canton Fair Pre-Accelerator is the one stop solution for you to be fully prepared for your China sourcing trip.. But this isn’t just an “experience” and “tour” – this is a full action plan and implementation to get you inside the factories, with the orders ready to take action.

Stop searching around reading expired website sales offers and emailing to inbox oblivion. Browse our network of active service providers that have listed their offering in black and white terms.

DealExtreme (DX) is yet another Chinese B2C online marketplace that offers a wide range of products, mainly electronic, that are made in China. DX was founded in 2005, is headquartered in Hong Kong, and affiliated with 

Sent September 14, 2018

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