About China Business Cast

The goal of China Business Cast is to help entrepreneurs who want to learn how to do business in China.  The podcast features conversations with experienced entrepreneurs and business people who've built their businesses in China.  We're here to dig into the details so you can learn from real, on-the-ground accounts of how business actually gets done.

About China Business Cast


The goal of China Business Cast is to help entrepreneurs who want to learn how to do business in China.  The podcast features conversations with experienced entrepreneurs and business people who've built their businesses in China.  We're here to dig into the details so you can learn from real, on-the-ground accounts of how business actually gets done.

CURRENT HOST: Shlomo, WHO IS HE?

Shlomo Freund - 张安龙

I grew up in Israel studies electrical engineering in Israel and worked in large organisation mostly as an engineer and developer. I thought that I didn’t like tech stuff as I didn’t really like my jobs, retrospectively I understand I didn’t do well at large organisations and prefer the life of an entrepreneur making the most influence in a small or my own company.
Even before understanding this I created a few online businesses while having a day job. Among these I had an affiliate marketing business and later while traveling an internet drop shipping business through amazon. 

My China story starts like this:

At the summer of 2007 my brother in law decided his kids need to learn Chinese and I joined them for a 2 month stay in Dalian studying the language. 

Returning back to Israel (going through Nepal for a few months) I worked for a few years on some China related businesses which eventually didn’t succeed, but as I had more China ‘connection’, my wife and I decided to move to China at the end of 2011. We wanted to live in a different country and see how entrepreneurship is done in a different place than Israel. 

I decided to open my website Startup Noodle to help other entrepreneurs make the move to China a few months after moving. It’s been running since summer 2012.

I build my company in Beijing AppInChina helping to distribute and promote foregin mobile apps in the Chinese market and being very involved in in Beijing Startup scene organising the Lean startup meet up group. 

I also consult startups and tech companies making their way to China. 

Current Host: That Guy Mike, Who Is He?

Michael Michelini 迈理倪 grew up in NorthEast USA (CT, NJ, NYC) is a 3rd generation American born with grandparents from Italy, Russia, France, and Canada. I made my first website in 1999 and starting selling online in 2003 via eBay and my own e-commerce websites - bar and kitchenware products. 

Quit my job working on Wall Street in March 2007 and later that year moved to China end of 2007 to setup a sourcing & logistics office in China for my own e-commerce business as well as a service for others. My consulting company Shadstone Ltd assists USA & China companies via training and consulting for China business and cross border e-commerce and internet marketing. 

Currently doing business development and marketing at Unchained Apps Ltd, with a portfolio of mobile apps from WCC dictionary for Chinese learning to TaskLabels todo list, to SocialAgent for business connectors on their mobile.

Always enjoy helping startups and small businesses have a chance at making it big in China and the world, from Asia, thanks for reading and jiayou!  


Former host: Who's This JP Guy?

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Chinese-Canadian entrepreneur based in Shenzhen, China.  4+ years of B2C eCommerce experience in the North American market.  Co-founder of Top Condoms Canada (Canada's #1 online condom store) and Pro Teeth Guard (professional dental night guards online).  Former management consultant and business strategist in Toronto, Canada.

You can also find me on Twitter (@jingpingji) and LinkedIn