Meeting Friends & “Big Chinese Sellers” in Guangzhou, China

Dear Readers, Further down my travels from Hong Kong to Shenzhen and now to Guangzhou, China – meeting lots of amazing people. From the decade+ of my grinding and hustling in China – it’s great to know I still have such amazing friends. You can read all about my experience knowing that there are people who will find ways to … Read More

Drone Attacks Cut Saudi Oil Production in Half

(Aerial view of Khurais oilfield, which was attacked by drones) Saudi Arabia’s oil production was cut in half after several drones attacked their facilities. The drone attacks were claimed by Houthi rebels from Yemen. Last Saturday, the Houthi rebels claim to have orchestrated several drones attacks to Saudi Arabia. The drones attacked Saudi Aramco, the oil company owned by the … Read More

Hong Kong Retailers Suffer Due to Protests

(Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay, the biggest shopping district, suffers the most from protests) Hong Kong retailers are suffering due to the ongoing protests. A great number of these retailing shops could be forced to close down by the end of the month. This would displace thousands of people, leaving them jobless.  The Protest Effect The overall feeling in Hong Kong … Read More

A Day In The Life As Business Development At An Acquisitions Firm

Dear Readers, Greetings from Shenzhen, China! As stated in last week’s newsletter, I have begun my 2 weeks road show in China – events and coordinating the last minute madness for the fourth annual Cross Border Summit. Many have been curious about what I’m doing as Director of Business Development at Alpha Rock Capital – which I joined once they … Read More

China’s Pork Supply Hits Low Levels

(China’s pork market amidst the African swine fever epidemic) China’s pork supply has reached low levels. Due to this, several cities within China have resorted to releasing their emergency supply of frozen pork meat.  Currently, there are four cities that are relying on this emergency supply of frozen pork. The combined population of these four cities comes to approximately 130 … Read More

Taiwan Warns Against China Travel After Businessman Detained

  (A moment of the protests going on in Hong Kong) A Taiwan businessman was detained in China last 19th of August. Due to this occurrence, the ruling party of Taiwan has warned all its citizens about travelling to Hong Kong or China.  The Detained Businessman The businessman’s name is Lee Meng-chu. He is 43 years old and was visiting … Read More

First Female Singapore President Visits PH

The first female President of Singapore, Halimah Yacob is visiting the Philippines to celebrate the anniversary of both country’s diplomatic cooperation. Yacob is in Manila for a total of five days. Her visit will last from the 8th of September to the 12th.  Yacob’s Visit Yacob’s visit looks to be a busy one, as she will be attending numerous events.  … Read More

HK Leader Carrie Lam Withdraws Extradition Bill

Carrie Lam as she speaks on withdrawing the extradition bill Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, will be withdrawing the extradition bill that was proposed last February 2019. Lam’s decision comes five months after the massive protests carried out by the people of Hong Kong.  A source close to the Hong Kong government said that Lam’s purpose for … Read More

1 Month Until Cross Border Summit (+ Heading into Mainland for Biz Devin’)

Dear Readers, Going past 1 year living outside of China, I am still going strong with China relations! Our Cross Border Summit is 1 month away and I am heading into Hong Kong to Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and even Henan (yes, keep on reading). What’s the agenda? Business development. With the summit a bit over a month away, will be meeting … Read More

Language Lessons

I hope that everyone is having a nice weekend – the fall weather is starting and leaves are starting to turn. Luckily, the weather service was wrong yet again and today is supposed to be a nice day weather-wise. Far be it for me to complain either way. If I get up and both feet hit the floor unassisted, I … Read More