Curious to know the Chinese Holidays 2018? It’s that time of year again, when people plan for the coming year — travels, events (like weddings, company outings, parties), resolutions, projects, vacations, etc. Planning ahead is important, as they say “Planning ahead is a measure of class.
The whole world is excited with the current economic initiative for Southern China – the greaterbay area. The China’s Bay Area which is being compared to the San Francisco Bay and Tokyo Bay Area which brought both cities in the economic map is expected to play a vital role in the China’s business and economic advancement.
GFA195. Are you one of those people who love to travel or how it is like living abroad? This episode will bring you insights about different viewpoints, different cultures and somewhat holistic picture – a transformation that will happen to you when you travel. Keep an open mind – this is critical to succeed in international business. Greg Diehl is on the show to give us some unique viewpoints and things to ponder. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode195.
Southeast Asia offers a spectacular array of sites and experiences for the adventure traveler. The countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, etc. have never been more accessible for backpackers of all levels. With geographic and cultural diversity abound, the area remains exotic, challenging, and fascinating. This blog offers tips on how to backpack Southeast Asia.
GFA190. We are in Japan this week! Masaru Ikeda is a popular blogger – yes in English language – about Japan. Masaru talks about some new cities as well as investment opportunities for those willing to venture into the land of Japan – let’s tune in for today’s episode about Japan business overview! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode190.
When the Internet first came out, China thought it could be a wonderful thing, but soon they realized that the Internet is uncontrollable, it has easily given power to an individual to become limitless with information, and has opened a new medium of communication that entails free flow of thoughts and ideas – that may ignite social and political catastrophe. Here are a list of blocked websites in China.
Since China has blocked almost all popular websites including Google, YouTube, Facebook, etc., people consistently find ways to bypass China’s great fire wall. The most effective way is through the use of a VPN. Whether you’re travelling to China or residing there, a VPN is more likely a virtual necessity these days. A VPN enables us to access blocked websites in China, but more than that, it also protects users from the dangers of the Internet like hackers & DDoS. Here is a complete VPN China guide for you.
GFA185. More Vietnam! Today we have Nhung Truong a local Vietnamese interpreter who has witnessed the rapid economic growth and changes in her country over the years. We dive into what she has seen, from her perspective, and get some insights on how to better do business in the booming Vietnamese economy. For full show notes on Vietnam economy growth, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode185.
For so many years, the most common question we like to chat about at happy hours is, where is the best place to setup your business operations in South China? The top 3 places, in my opinion, are Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. So today, let’s do some “battle” between each and see what city is the best for your situation.
GFA183. This week’s episode is for people who want to relocate to Saigon, Vietnam. It’s my first trip to Saigon, Vietnam and thanks so much to Jon’s tips and advice along the way – so as the trip comes to a close, I want to take this opportunity to have Jon share some of these value bombs with you guys for your trip to Saigon – which if you ever spend time in Asia and you’re a business owner and entrepreneur – you gotta come out here and see the scene! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode183.
GFA181. This week, episode, we have Travis Darrow who has a ton of experience in Asia . Travis has been back to America a couple years now and we got him on the show to share how it feels to go through the reverse culture shock. If you are wondering how it is moving back to America after life and career in Asia, stay tuned! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode181.
Everyone knows (or should know!) TechCrunch. It is probably the biggest, if not one of the biggest, English tech blogs in the world. This year’s Techcrunch China conference is happening down in the south of China – in Shenzhen city! As more and more globally known brands and events happen here, it is truly amazing what can be done in this 30+ year old city.
GFA178. Today’s show, we have Andrew Henderson talking about how it is being a digital nomad in asia. The episode tackles about a general overview of global citizenship, the trends we have both seen since starting business and where things may go. Of course, no one can predict the future, but based on past trends, Andrew gives us some insights and ideas on what can happen, enjoy! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode178.
Many have the exotic dream of relocating to Hong Kong. Almost anyone who has done any business travel in Asia has at least spent some time in the amazing Hong Kong airport (read our extensive HK airport guide here) and hopefully ventured into downtown Hong Kong for an afternoon on a layover. It is a fast paced, dynamic, and amazing … Read More
GFA176. This week’s show we have a special guest – Kevin Chen, founder and CEO of Italki .com – an authority marketplace for language learning around the world. Kevin will be sharing how he started his global language learning in China, the struggles, lessons, and celebrations he has been through building up the world’s top language learning marketplace, italki.com. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode176.
GFA174. This week is a fun one – we did a live meetup for Global From Asia just a few days before the Cross Border Summit – and I interviewed our musician, Michael McGillicuddy about his coming to China and finding his passion and what he loves. He did an amazing job singing at lunch on both days during our summit and has this to say about it :
Flying in or out of Hong Kong and looking for flights? Well, which airline and which airport depend on where you are looking to go. Today we’ll share some tips and tricks on finding good flights to and from Hong Kong International Airport, (HKIA), also known as HKG for the airport codes. Read more on this blog about traveling to Hong Kong or Shenzhen.
GFA165. This week’s show we have Jason Green who will tell us about what his life was learning on the road while traveling in his Mom’s hippie van! This is for parents out there who are curious on educating their children outside the school system. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode165.
Hong Kong is such a cosmopolitan place. Just taking a walk down the street and you can catch five different languages being spoken! As a business owner here, which languages should you work towards servicing? Today we will give some pointers on all the various languages in HK and cultures in this diverse region.
GFA163. So this week, we are talking about Seasteading again. We have some updates – Jan 13 an MOU was signed with the French Polynesia government and there is movement happening with it! We have Marc Collins giving us first hand info on how this is going on – let’s tune in to this podcast on Seasteading French Polynesia! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode163.