Addressing Poverty From Its Source

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This week: Alibaba Promotes Technology as Best Way to Permanently Eradicate Poverty in China, With Vacancy Tax, Will Hong Kong Government Be Smiling When the Dust Settles on War With Developers? and Virtual Banks are No Longer a Thing of the Future in Hong Kong

Welcome to GFA Pulse #177



Business Help & Opportunity



Hi! I want to ship into China (Shanghai) cosmetics. The value of the goods are around 5000 EUR, the weight is not that much, guess around 10 to 15kg. Would it be possible to provide me some eligible import companies?

Business News From Around Asia


While technology has dramatically changed the lives of those with disposable income, it is also the key to solving poverty in China where more than 30 million people are living on less than 3,000 yuan (US$469) a year, according to Alibaba executives.

With Vacancy Tax, Will Hong Kong Government Be Smiling When the Dust Settles on War With Developers?
It is understood the controversial new tax has got the final green light from Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who will announce it soon before July 1 to mark the first anniversary of her election win. An insider familiar with the study even suggested it could be next week before Lam’s Europe trip, if all the preparation work is ready.

Virtual Banks are No Longer a Thing of the Future in Hong Kong
Virtual banking is one step closer to reality in Hong Kong as the Hong Kong Monetary Authority published revised guidelines on the authorisation of such entities following a thorough public consultation.



From the Global From Asia Media Desk

This week’s podcast


We are in Bali – well – the guest anyway. Bali, Indonesia a tropical paradise. A destination for tourists – but also digital nomads and internet business owners. Today we have Brie Moreau, an SEO expert, who shares some internet marketing strategies – but more on the lifestyle and adjustments of working online in a remote, tropical paradise like Bali. Enjoy!

eBay, as per Wikipedia, is a multinational e-commerce corporation, facilitating online consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales. Only people living under a rock probably don’t know eBay. It was one of the first e-commerce platforms and started in 1995 – it was previously known as AuctionWeb. 

Dropshipping from China is a skill you must master. It is the stepping stone to grow your e-commerce business to the next level. In this workshop, Mike Michelini will share strategies and formulas for increasing your chances of success and ways to gain more exposure.

Akebono Co., Ltd. is a used and new auto exporting company based in Japan, Yokohama. They are working with Auto Auctions system and a network of dealerships to offer vehicles of the highest quality at a wholesale price.

AiServe is and early stage German startup, building a service platform for visually impaired. Using artificial intelligence, computer vision and smart glasses. The management team (former Microsoft and Alibaba invested startup employees) have long experience in China, US and Europe.


Had a private session with a friend over the weekend, I won’t mention names, but he gave me a good heart to heart talk. I need to take more care and attention to the image I am portraying on the internet. I am showing the hard work – but I should be showing also the positive outlook and the positive results from the hard work.

Sent June 14, 2018

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