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Happy China National Day From Thailand

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So today is October 1, 2019 – the 70th birthday of the People’s Republic of China. As I said in previous blogs here – my father in law is in town – to help with the family things. Walking downstairs today, and I hear the TV on (we don’t normally have TV on) the Chinese army show. All part of …

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Government Meeting At ZhengZhou, China – Ecommerce Expansion here?

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Learning About Zhengzhou Government Incentives to Relocate Ecommerce Businesses My first time to Zhengzhou, China and here for an event to learn about the government incentives and opportunities for businesses, specifically cross-border ecommerce, to relocate here. Where is this place, you say? A couple hours flight from Guangzhou, it is in inner China. Opportunities I’m Discussing Alpha Rock Capital could …

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Grandpa is Back in Thailand!

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My kids’s Grandpa is back in Thailand My Father in Law Is back in Thailand! He arrived while I was on this China trip and is helping out for a few months while Wendy and I are buried with work and overload for the upcoming Cross border Summit. We will both be heading there to Guangzhou, China while grandpa helps …

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Guangzhou Hustle and Grind

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Guangzhou Hustle and Grind Greetings from Guangzhou, China, mid September 2019. Here for some business development meetings for Alpha Rock Capital – and of course – for the upcoming fourth annual Cross Border Summit happening Oct 22-23, 2019. Last minute craziness as usual with the planning of an event, especially one with so many speakers and the invitation letters coming …

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Wrapping Up Another Training Workshop in Shenzhen!

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Wrapping Up Another Training Workshop in Shenzhen! Always enjoy doing this workshop for David from Asia B Consulting. He comes to China a couple times a year with a group from South America – Colombia, Ecuador, and other countries to show them China business and the overall lifestyle. We have had the great opportunity to host a workshop for them …

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Bumping Into Old China Contacts

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Catching Up With Old China Connections Back in my “hood” even to the exact set of city blocks where I lived and setup my office over a decade ago in Shenzhen. Writing that sounds crazy – over a decade ago. My buddy Dave took me with him to meet the real estate agent he’s using to sell his office there, …

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Meeting My Trusted Barber in Shenzhen

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Meeting My Trusted Barber in Shenzhen Back to China, and back getting a haircut at my old barbershop! He always takes a photo with me when I come back – and chats to me about Donald Trump, American life, and my Chinese wife and kids living in Thailand. It has been a while since he cut my hair – so …

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Preparing For a Business Speed Dating Event

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Preparing For a Business Speed Dating Event This Saturday – Sept 21, 2019 in Shenzhen, China my blog Global From Asia will be partnering up with Trustrade and hosting a speed dating round table event in Terrace Bar of Seaworld district of Shenzhen, China. Steve Walker is the founder and operator of Trustrade and we are excited for this first …

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Success: Crossed into China + Processed a China Visa

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Made it into China! Was a bit stressful, for two or three reasons. First, I was hanging out in Hong Kong longer than expected. The China visa application for Marc got delayed – it was supposed to be picked up last Friday – but the embassy rejected the Shadstone invitation letter – saying the chop (stamp) wasn’t clear enough and …

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Preparing To Cross The Border Into China

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Preparing to Enter China (Border Preparations) Monday – September 16 – after a long weekend in Hong Kong – time to head into Shenzhen, Mainland China. Friends told me not to travel on the weekend with the protests as it would be too risky for delays in transport, etc. So Monday is the day. Had a great weekend with Marc …

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Are you a Dolphin, Peacock, Owl, or a Lion?

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Are you a Lion, Peacock, Owl, or Dolphin? My wife always gives me another way at looking at the world. As she dives deeper into Buddhism, I often learn from various discussions we have. I’m not going to lie, lately I’m under a ton of pressure, being a dad / parent isn’t easy – the costs increase, and the work …

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Another China Expedition Sept 2019

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The September 2019 China Trip Working out to be about once a month – and just laying it out on the blog – the Thailand to China trip plans. Arrive hong Kong 8pm Thursday Sept 12 HKT 20:35 Hong Kong HKG Thai AirAsia 3h 35m ==== Friday Sept 13, 2019 – small, private dinner with friends/supporters of Global From Asia …