US/China Trade War Tensions: Jack Ma Will No Longer Bring 1 Million Jobs To USA

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This week: When Selling Online, Make Decisions Based on Data, Not Your Emotions, Hong Kong Government Bans Pro-independence Party and Fund Transfers Between Alipay and WeChat Pay Around the Corner

Things are boiling (in a good way) here at GFA – Cross Border Matchmaker is just a few weeks away – and I’m excited to introduce Bennett Little as a contributor to our newsletter – his intro here “Mike has asked me to supply a brief column that would hopefully lucidly (and, even more hopefully, succinctly) elaborate on the “events of the day” (read more) Thank you all for being part of this community in your own special way. 

Welcome to GFA Pulse #192

Business Help & Opportunity

Hello. 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

Taobao Launches Short Video App to Drive eCommerce
US/China Trade War Tensions: Jack Ma Will No Longer Bring 1 Million Jobs To USA
Alibaba’s founder and chairman Jack Ma says the Chinese mega e-commerce company no longer has plans to create 1 million jobs in the US, citing the ongoing trade conflict as the reason Alibaba is retracting its promise to Donald Trump. 
(thanks Yung Chung for digging it out)

When Selling Online, Make Decisions Based on Data, Not Your Emotions
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, or maybe even used the line, “it’s not you, it’s me.” Well, when it comes to ecommerce, that saying goes from being a lame excuse for a breakup to a likely truth as to why your store is not seeing success

Hong Kong Government Bans Pro-independence Party
The ban comes amid growing concerns those freedoms are being eroded under pressure from Beijing. It is the first time that the territory has banned a political party since it was returned to China from the UK.

Fund Transfers Between Alipay and WeChat Pay Around the Corner
Hong Kong customers of Alipay and WeChat Pay, the two dominant cashless payment operators in China, the world’s largest internet market, will be able to transfer funds from each other for the first time, through the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Faster Payment System.

From the Global From Asia Media Desk

This week’s podcast

Welcome to the Ecommerce Gladiator series and we am excited today to bring into the colosseum – our newest gladiator – Para Living Inc’s new partner and General Manager – Marc Roca!

Turning Around An Amazon FBA Business with Marc Roca

This week’s blog post

Shenzhen is bustling metropolis and is also best known as the city right next door to Hong Kong. The city is a tourist haven, offering a diverse range of activities to satisfy whatever kind of adventure you might prefer such as shopping, theme parks, and even beaches.

We gather new product designs, new updates in B2C and B2B product marketplaces and line them up for you to consume and connect with. Leverage this so that you can stay on top of the latest product trends and marketplace updates – direct from the source.

Looking for a new supplier but not sure if they have the necessary capability to manufacture goods that comply with the safety standards and substance regulations in your country or market? Then this service is perfect for you!

Supplier Compliance Check

I’m sitting on the floor – pavement – here in Promenada mall in Chiang Mai – hoping that I make it to get a queue (number) for my daughter to convert her tourist visa into an education visa. This has been about the fourth or fifth day of this saga – depending on how you count it (some days we didn’t count as we couldn’t get a number).

Getting My Kids Immigration Visa To Thailand

Sent September 27, 2018

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