Well, the election is finally over and Donald Trump is the next US president. I have been getting overwhelmed with questions and reading tons of social media – both English social media and Chinese social media. Plus hearing perspectives from my wife on this has been fascinating. Today I’ll just spark some thoughts on what this can mean for people … Read More
As we talk to clients, many ask what are the downsides of owning a Hong Kong company? Today’s post is a bit opposite of what we talk about here at Global From Asia – as we are “pro Hong Kong” over and over again in various blog posts and podcast. But we want to use today as a time to … Read More
Heading to the next destination with a tight schedule? Be a smart business traveler in Asia by utilizing these apps to get instantly updated and accurate information on hotel deals, city navigation, currency exchange, attractions/ tours ticketing, and social networking. Go get the right app and enjoy a stress-free journey even if you plan things at the last minute. Get … Read More
Wondering if Didi can become the next super app in China? In my own opinion, YES, Didi Chuxing (Didi) can become the next WeChat-like Super App. What is a Super App? A Super App has a huge user base and a dominating market share, a high usage frequency, and is the entry portal for many other service offerings. Let us … Read More
China has already entered ageing society and there is no doubt about that. According to China Bureau of Statistics, 137 million people were above 65 in 2014, which accounts for 10.1% of China’s total population. This was far above the 7% Ageing Society threshold. Sichuan and Chongqing have entered Aged Society with +14% elder’s population. 26 out of the 29 … Read More
Shanghai just started to roll out public city bikes by a private company called Mobike. Taipei, on the other hand, has been offering public city bikes (uBike) by Giant since 2009. I have tried the city bike services in both cities, 2015 in Taipei and 2016 in Shanghai, and I believe that Shanghai’s city bike service is a lot more … Read More
Want to watch live news about Hong Kong and Asia business? With a fun twist, and interactive guests and chat? Look no further. Been podcasting now for almost three years, and loving it. Was honestly so nervous to put my voice online, then earlier this year started Mike’s blog video blog channel and was nervous about putting my videos online. … Read More
Are you part of a fintech company or looking to get started with one? You may be wondering where in the world you should base your business and operations. Hong Kong is becoming the center of Fintech companies and a hub you shouldn’t ignore. This article gives you tips and explains why you should base fintech in HK. Read more.
As the banks get more and more challenging in Hong Kong, many people are making sure that they have a good standing at their current banks. But what should someone do at their business to ensure their bank account stays in good standing? This blog will cover some tips for keeping your HSBC in good standing or any business bank account globally.
Are you a digital nomad? More and more people are running their businesses from Starbucks coffee shops while renting an AirBnB for a week, heading to the next place a week later. Location is becoming less and less relevant. But many governments and banks still want to keep us tied to a physical location. I’m excited to announce that I … Read More
Looking for a job in China to get you on your way? Many foreigners use a job in China as a gateway to entering the market, building some business relationships, and starting their long term career. Today we will go over some of the more popular jobs in China that foreigners get. Hopefully there are a few that interest you!
The top 2 cities of South China – Shenzhen and Guangzhou. It’s a top question I get “Should I live in Guangzhou or Shenzhen?” so I thought the topic deserves a blog post of its own. If you are one of those people confused between these cities, read this article to know more of Guangzhou vs Shenzhen dilemma.
Are you an International Entrepreneur? Think you got what it takes to be a global business person? Ready to deal with multiple currencies, multiple countries and cultures? Can you take the heat and accept the challenge of being an international entrepreneur. This post will go over some of the pros and cons of going global in your entrepreneurship pursuits.
Looking to relocate to China for business? Need some motivation and a list of amazing reasons and benefits of living in China? This article hopes to convince you about China benefits! While we will fill this with the positive, at the end I have some sobering truths about why it may not be as beneficial as in the past to relocate and base yourself in Mainland China.
Selling in China with Wechat? Looking for better ways to optimize your logistics and operational flow? Free trade zones have been getting more and more popular, but many business owners still don’t tap into the full power. This post will teach you about leveraging free trade zones and what benefits you can get from it.
Looking to build your own brand? Starting from scratch today with a blank notebook!? Well, you’re in for a treat today. This post will give you some outline and structure for how you can leverage the current Chinese supply chain. Save up front costs and build a long term brand for your international business.