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Can You Use a Different CPA from your Company Secretary?

Over the years, I have realized how many business owners with a Hong Kong company don’t understand their rights and options. It is something we are working hard to solve here at the Global From Asia community. One of the biggest misconceptions is that business owners think they have to use their company secretary (or…

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Wotton Rivers -> Brimslade

Tiny place, based around Brimslade farm. Mostly in the woods in the middle of no-where. Apart from the trains that come past and toot their horns, it’s all pretty quite. Brimslade doesn’t even have it’s own road. That’s how rural it is. Broadband signal is good. Brimslade Parking Broadband That’s about it. Brimslade There’s some…

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Newsletter: Can We Get 5 Year Work Permits in China Now?

Dear Global Business Enthusiast, Michael Michelini (@michelini) here. You’re getting this email because you requested my periodic thoughts on international business from Hong Kong. [Edit: Actually, it’s possible that you’ve never gotten an email from me. Somebody might have just given you the link to this page, which is an online archive of an email…

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Win a FREE Copy of “South China Morning Blues” (Ends By Midnight!)

Earlier on the blog, it was my pleasure to introduce you to South China Morning Blues by Ray Hecht: People have called China endlessly fascinating. But you could say the same about the expat scene here. In the seven-plus years that I’ve lived in this country, I’ve come across some real characters here – people…

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9 Iceland Highlights

Iceland has exploded as a must-visit travel destination. I went to Iceland way back when I was at school for a geography field trip. I’ve wanted to go back and spend more time exploring this fascinating and beautiful country ever since. More and more people are making it to this Nordic country as now many…

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Your Friend To Help You Buy on Chinese E-Commerce with BaoPals – GFA167

So today’s show we are at episode 167 and I sold Claire for the day to go to a factory visit. And I am in a taxi – on the move talking to attendees and sponsors for this year’s Cross border summit. Thank you listeners for your support, it is a real community forming and…

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When Marrying Foreigners Cost American Women Their Citizenship

Mae Franking, featured in the book Eurasian, married a Chinese man at a time when the Expatriation Act meant American women who wed foreigners would lose their citizenship. Among the many dark, discriminatory chapters in American history, there was a moment in time where my marriage to Jun, a Chinese citizen, would have cost me…

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纸上谈兵 (zhǐ shàng tán bīng)

In the Warring States Period (zhàn guó 战国), the State of Zhao (zhào guó 赵国) had a famous general called Zhao She, whose son, Zhao Kuo, was very fond of reading books on military science and discussing strategy. He could recite military texts by heart, and when discussing warfare he spoke so clearly and logically…

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Erhu — Queen of Chinese Folk Orchestra

Producing one of the most beautiful and haunting sounds in Chinese music, the erhu is one of the most popular Chinese bowed-string instruments. The two-stringed, vertical fiddle — China’s answer to the western violin — has a history of more than 1,000 years. It became popular in southern China during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) when…

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Hangzhou Paradise Park

    Hangzhou Paradise Park (háng zhōu lè yuán 杭州乐园) is located in the south bank of Qiantang River (qián táng jiāng 钱塘江) in Hangzhou City (háng zhōu shì 杭州市), Zhejiang Province (zhè jiāng shěng 浙江省), twelve kilometers away from West Lake (xī hú 西湖). It is the largest travel and leisure holiday resort in Eastern China. Hangzhou Paradise…

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