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Playing both sides of USA and China Internet

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini9 Comments

Had dinner tonight with a couple guys from Paypal China, while here in Shanghai. I am talking to them about payment processing, merchant accounts, IPs in different countries. First of all, CHINA IS GREAT in the fact that I go to a Paypal office, can meet a representative, and then GO OUT FOR DINNER AND DRINKS WITH THEM. Haha, I …

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Staff often calls me Teacher more then Boss….

In china business by Michael Michelini13 Comments

Man….i guess I have seen what it takes to manage workers….and from my going to other offices of companies, I notice I am not alone. Hiring someone is difficult, make sure they are qualified, they want to do the job, they are honest, and hard working. But I want to see the best in everyone….hard to disqualify someone who so …

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In China 5 kinds of friends

In china business, family friends by Michael Michelini8 Comments

Chatting to my friend, Qui Qui (Jane) online the other day, and I thought I would share this, and maybe get some input from others. qiuqiu says: the sequence is that 1) a strange man who help you 2) understanding friend 3)bosom friend 4) intimate friend 5) a friend just like myself – a friend who is very very understand …

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Shanghai Travel Make Me Realize

In china business by Michael Michelini21 Comments

I guess I am getting too confident on my chinese traveling skills, hit a bunch of speed bumps last night….I tried saving money to shanghai and booked a night flight leaving around 10:30pm. And of course, like normal, there was a flight delay – for “flow of flight control” per the repeating PA announcement in Chinese and English. There was …

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Commonly Asked – Why Did I Come To China?

In china business by Michael Michelini31 Comments

People always ask me “why did you move to china” or “do you think you made the right decision quitting you dayjob and coming to china to start your own business”…well, lets reflect on each of these separately Why did i move to china – sure, i ask myself that every now and then….why i didnt have the most clear …

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Connection of China and USA Internet

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Its become my passion, connecting the USA and Chinese ecommerce. Being in China over a couple years now….and fighting both sides – US ebay accounts requiring a USA IP address, Chinese government banning certain foreign websites, VPNs, international shipping without tracking, chargebacks, duties, trademarks….. I am so attracted to it because SO MANY PEOPLE ARE SCARED OF IT. That means …

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In Xiamen – SMX Internet Trade Show

In china business, travel, websites by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Arrived in Xiamen yesterday, Jojo booked me a flight at 7:40am – so I arrived here bright and early to prepare for today’s Chinese Search Marketing Expo. This year I prepared a booth and a speech – about how to sell directly in the USA market. As chinese companies need to become more competitive in today’s difficult economic environment (falling …

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So Busy In Shanghai…..this city is great

In china business, travel by Michael Michelini5 Comments

I know its better past due for a blog post…I was doing great making regular posts….but I’m on business travel now…..and I seem to be on a roll….. jamming in at least 3 business meetings a day, and shanghai is not a small city!! So seems some days I bounce from one side to the other in a crazy , …