Shanshi travels to Brazil May 1-10, 2015

Global Immersion course for William & Mary…begins today with our trip to  Brazil, Rio and Sao Paulo. 

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Site Seeing Sunday

Wong Tai Sin Temple and gardens..gorgeous gardens filled with incense, bonsai plans, all the 12 Chinese zodiac sculptures, beautiful gardens,

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The Year of the Horse

The year of the Horse 2014

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Professor Terrill  Frantz from Peking University HSBC Business School shares his inisghts and perspectives..
HK has 7.8 million people
Housing a huge problem
2 families per apartment
Very cramped here
Real estate very expensive if you live like westerner.
15% payroll flat tax at end of year..you can also pay your taxes at the ATM.
Internet blocking …certain places have higher levels of clearance. Cloud computing is a huge opportunity for the future.
Number one recreation in HK is Hiking number 2 is Horse Racing Very important to the Department of Revenue . HK Lottery run by the Jockey Club.
30% of population is Ex Pats.
Currency is 7.75 to the US Dollar.
Mainland RMB 6.1 to the US Dollar.
RMB is becoming the Reserve Currency. This could be a supply demand issue in the future for the US Dollar. Could force our interest rates up. The Dollar has been a monopoly  for 100 years.
Here at the Peak (Victoria Peak) is some of the most expensive real estate in the world.
The Peak …awesome views

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Group photo at The Peak

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Our awesome WM hosts Julie Hummel and Professor /Assistant Dean Deborah Hewitt

Site Seeing Sunday

Wong Tai Sin Temple and gardens..gorgeous gardens filled with incense, bonsai plans, all the 12 Chinese zodiac sculptures, beautiful gardens,

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The Year of the Horse

The year of the Horse 2014

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Professor Terrill  Frantz from Peking University HSBC Business School shares his inisghts and perspectives..
HK has 7.8 million people
Housing a huge problem
2 families per apartment
Very cramped here
Real estate very expensive if you live like westerner.
15% payroll flat tax at end of year..you can also pay your taxes at the ATM.
Internet blocking …certain places have higher levels of clearance. Cloud computing is a huge opportunity for the future.
Number one recreation in HK is Hiking number 2 is Horse Racing Very important to the Department of Revenue . HK Lottery run by the Jockey Club.
30% of population is Ex Pats.
Currency is 7.75 to the US Dollar.
Mainland RMB 6.1 to the US Dollar.
RMB is becoming the Reserve Currency. This could be a supply demand issue in the future for the US Dollar. Could force our interest rates up. The Dollar has been a monopoly  for 100 years.
Here at the Peak (Victoria Peak) is some of the most expensive real estate in the world.
The Peak …awesome views

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Group photo at The Peak

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Our awesome WM hosts Julie Hummel and Deborah Hewitt

PACKING for the TRIP HK and Shanghai here we come

Last minute action items as 5am will be here before ya know it!  THANKS ROB and JAN for the Airport Ride.                       CC was ready to drive me I’m sure :).

CHECKLIST:

Mail the Absentee Ballot: Check.

Gum and Mints: Check.   {No need to sit next to stinky breath for 16 hours!   Have a mint :). }

Reading for the plane (Magazines, books, Global Econ reading and Assignment 3): Check.

Mommy notes left around the house: Check.

Feelin somewhat READY to go.

William & Mary /Raymond A. Mason School of Business/ Executive MBA Class of 2015

Shanshi