This week: Alibaba taking over HK news, HK censorship coming?, Masterminds, and more!
Christmas is coming! The malls in Hong Kong have turned off the air conditioner and cranked up the Christmas music! I’ll be here – well Shenzhen side technically – as my friends head back to their hometowns, just one of the sacrifices of being an international business addict.
The “Goldman Sachs” of China is under fire by the Chinese government – supposedly shorting the stock market during the crash instead of propping it up.
Jack Ma at Alibaba pays over 200 Million USD for South China Morning Post. We quote their articles a lot in this very newsletter! Jack promises to keep things the same, but many worry it will be now more influenced by Beijing government.
To top off that news, more potential censorship popping up:
In Hong Kong, a new copyright bill that raised fears of the government limiting freedom of speech on the internet will be discussed by lawmakers on Wednesday.
Shlomo and I over at China Business Cast are having a mastermind – a select group of business owners growing in China will work closely with us, interested?Learn more and apply today
Want to learn Chinese free? EdX (Tsinghua Univ + Harvard) are providing a free online course this year. (Plus: also use the WCC Chinese dictionary I’m a partner in) Via Chris Moore