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Google Will Stay in China, no matter what

In china business by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

I feel that Google has lost its attempt to “change the Chinese government” and is still trying to remain in China. Wow, they really scared me a couple weeks ago – but even if they pull out of China, now they say only pull out selectively – keeping some research and development here , as well as advertising sales. Reading …

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Reflection – how did I end up here?

In china business, motivation by Michael Michelini14 Comments

Reading some linkedin.com discussions, and one that caught my eye was “how did you get into your industry where you are today?” I answered it in the thread, but also want to expand on it more here. Since I can remember, I always wanted to have my own company, back in 2003 after graduating university and starting a new full …

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Internet war brewing?? USA vs China?

In china business, china seo by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

Am I going to be caught in the middle of an internet war? In a way, i feel a bit strange, as i’m an american in china with google seeming to fight with the chinese government. and its seeming to become more policital then anything…..usa internet companies are siding with google / us government, and chinese internet companies are siding …

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If Google left China, would I follow?

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini6 Comments

man….its all over the news these days…..Google is looking to exit the market in China…. its just gone that far in China….they are blocking my friend’s Chinese blogs here, they have blocked twitter, facebook and others…. it seems unfair, google is considered to be the last major foreign internet company in china….yahoo sold out to alibaba , so many others …

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Jobs Sent to India & China will never return

In china business by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

Just read an article from an Israeli company statement that jobs outsourced to India and China and other emerging markets will never return to Israel. And for the country to continue to thrive, it must focus on innovation and original ideas. Baharav said, “The transfer of work to emerging markets is a trend which changes the global status quo, in …

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sometimes feel like my head is under water

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

i think we all have those days….but after hanging out with my friend Jon Conte here in Beijing, and our discussions about how we like being in china as compared to new york / usa. i’ve been in china since the end of 2007 – and have only been back to the united states in june of 2008…..Jon, like most …

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Baidu, China internet, and goverment relations

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini12 Comments

This is a great example of how you need to have guan xi (good relations) in China. Even in the digital age, its important to have strong relations with government agencies and high power internet companies here in China…let me show here below. (breath in….) Man….how annoying…..after some talking in beijing to internet companies, i have been wondering why my …

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Applying a Work Permit in China

In china business by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

So….for years i have been so confused about how to get a proper work permit of visa in china….. Its freaking complex! Last year i applied, had 1 summer intern use it as her project for 1 month, it was a fulltime job – going to one government office to another – china police station, tax bureau, foreign affairs office….and …

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China is Beating India in English speakers

In china business, websites by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Reading this article has given me even more confidence that i am doing busines in the correct country in the world. India Times reports already by population there are more people in china speaking english than in india. The study estimates less than five per cent of the Indian population speaks English, which would mean that only about 55 million …

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Beijing business development trip

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

been exactly 2 years since my first and only trip to beijing. not sure how it always ends up that i come here in the winter….for those not familiar with the location of various cities of china- i live in southern china (guangdong province, city of shenzhen) which is right across from hong kong. for the climate there, it never …

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More Motivated Then Ever Before

In china business, motivation by Michael Michelini2 Comments

almost 2 years since moving to China. People ask me, Am I getting Tired of it? Am I getting worn out, losing motivation? I AM MORE MOTIVATED AND STRONGER WILL THEN EVER BEFORE Why? Because, I have been through the ups and downs. I have had: * government make me move my bed! , * have people claiming me for …