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Visit To a Shenzhen Bluetooth Factory

In china business by Michael Michelini6 Comments

A rainy Monday here in shenzhen, took a trip with my friend James to Long Hua district of shenzhen, the factory district of this massive city. It is a growing factory that wants to expand towards direct distribution, invited some foreigners to visit, discuss cooperation and assistance in marketing and branding. Late last year I had visited a mouse factory …

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Example Of How China Market Is Its Own Market…

In china business by Michael Michelini8 Comments

Spent a nice evening in Shenzhen with the local crew, discussing internet, mobile phones, china business… you know, normal geeky stuff. Vlad had this hilarious phone, by Lenovo, he bought in China wal mart – and he described a bunch of the features….let me explain the different features to highlight, and reflect on these points and explain how this is …

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Not All White Guys in China Are Rich!

In china business by Michael Michelini10 Comments

Bet that title got your attention! But it is true, so many Chinese people see a white face and think he/she is rich. Maybe its culture, maybe its tradition, maybe its how In this post I put a statue I just saw recently in China, a fat Chinese guy. I’m told that a fat person in China means: Rich Happy …

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Spending More Time on my Chinese Blog, mailini

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I should cross promote the two blogs more, not sure if people even realize i have this blog translated to chinese. When I first came to China at the end of 2007 my good friend, Gao Xing, gave me my chinese name, mai li ni , which is a best effort to convert my family name, michelini, to a chinese …

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Another Hong Kong Trade Show, Reflecting On My First Trip Here…

In china business, hong kong business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Came to Hong Kong this morning from Shenzhen, crossing the border, taking the bus to Wan Chai, knowing where to get quick food, stopping off at boot hk coworking space, preparing which booths I would visit, walking in, already being pre-registered for the show (therefore skipping the long line), going directly to the sections I am interested in, shake hands …

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Photos From Li Jia, Visit to Dongguan Factory City

In china business by Michael Michelini11 Comments

A couple weeks a photo journalist, Li Jia, came to the Dongguan Fiveislands ecommerce warehouse, but also other factories in the business network here in Chang An. Her main project was to interview and photograph the lives of factory women and their love life. I’ll save that blog post for once she gets me those photos, but in the meantime, …

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Another Trip to Guangzhou Canton Fair

In china business by Michael Michelini21 Comments

Been to Canton fair a few years now, thinking about my 2008 canton fair trip here. The Canton Fair is the biggest trade fair for Chinese factories to meet foreign buyers. Its held 2 times a year, in the spring (where we are now…) and then again in the fall. I met up with Larry who has his iphone app …

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9 Ways I’ve Become More Patient In China

In china business by Michael Michelini15 Comments

Took a few years but i am finally “broken in”…..it was something expats here told me would happen the longer i stayed here…..and I didn’t believe them! stop resisting and just let go. China is China, and its not going to change for some stupid white barbarian guy coming here. My last post I promised I would talk about comparing …