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Interviewing Ebay China #1 Seller in 2009, Lu Haichuan

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Please bear with me, no video / voice yet in this interview….but its my first effort in interviewing some of these facinating Chinese based Chinese ecommerce (export driven) companies I am coming across. Yesterday (Tuesday) in Shenzhen we took about an hour drive up to the outskirts of the city (Bao An) to a new place I had never heard …

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How Much Longer Can The Chinese Economy Withstand its Growth?

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Tweeted earlier about hearing all these talks of China finally feeling its growth is unstoppable (LA times article)….it talks about 3 main issues for the Chinese economy: slowing GDP growth – exports are lowering….Chinese factories are struggling to survive, accepting lower margins….the small factories are getting squeezed out. They are thinking of all kinds of ways to differentiate from their …

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More Expat Friends Leaving China, Its Getting Harder to Stay!

In china business by Michael Michelini14 Comments

After doing more hyper networking in China, I am meeting more and more foreigners who are coming and going….learning from those who are leaving and coming and trying to reflect on it…. This article was shared to me by Boyd Jones over the weekend and it inspired this blog post – China’s Ex-Expats: Emerging Asia Beckons, discussing how many foreigners …

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Discussing English Social Media in a Chinese Foreign Trade Conference

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Still makes me laugh, and a bit worried at the same time….discussing Facebook, Google+, Twitter inside of China – where the country blocks these online social media platforms. But again, these export-based internet and ecommerce businesses cannot allow politics to get in the way of them making money – and as social media becomes more and more important for SEO, …

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Speaking at Chinese Entrepreneur Meetup, SYB (start your business)

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Yes, there are actually networking meetings on a FRIDAY night! Every Friday night, they have been hosting these events. Its all Chinese people, Chinese language. Below is the description they gave me: Shenzhen SYB (start your business) entrepreneur club is starting! The SYB club was found in Shen Zhen in August 2011 to existing and would-be Entrepreneurs with a regular …

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Lots of Energy, Ending Day 2 of Shenzhen Startup weekend #swsz

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

An intense, but inspiring weekend here in Shenzhen! Its our first “official startup weekend” (we have the brand behind us now) but still did have a quick and dirty BootUP! weekend a couple months ago. This startupweekend, after taking what we learned from the first Shenzhen BootUP! as well as a big marketing and organizer’s push for this startup weekend …

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Great Time with John Biggs from Techcrunch in Shenzhen!

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

So many events these past couple weeks, as well as the weeks ahead, but last night (Friday) was a relaxed and effective meetup for the Shenzhen startup and hardware community to meet John Biggs, a gadget editor on techcrunch and share their products and startup ideas. I had gone to the wednesday Hong Kong meetup as well, with Rafael as …

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Scrambling, I mean planning for next weekend’s Official Shenzhen Startup Weekend

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Maybe I won’t use the word “scrambling” when I post the news about next weekend’s first official Shenzhen startup weekend blog or websites…but here on my “personal blog” I’m gonna keep it real! I’m truly overextended with all these meetups….but its really picking up steam, went to startup saturdays in Hong Kong, been networking with others from Shenzhen who are …

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Keep on Rockin! Techcrunch in Shenzhen – Friday November 4! w/ @johnbiggs

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Seriously on a roll lately with networking and community building! Wish I could make it to Techcrunch’s Disrupt Beijing! conference this week, but luckily one of their editors, John Biggs, will be in Shenzhen visiting for a few days and planned a quick, informal meetup for this coming Friday, November 4th: John Biggs Today, 8:48 AM Saturday Thanks to Michael …