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Mike Bellamy
Works at China Sourcing Academy
Attended University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business
Lives in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
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Business Lecturer at China Sourcing Academy & Founder of the PassageMaker Group of companies
Mike Bellamy- American- Based in Asia since 1993

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PassageMaker Group ( )

Originally from Upstate New York, Mike moved to Asia in 1993 and is a China business advisor to both Fortune 500 companies and small businesses.  Recognized as an expert on China sourcing, he has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNBC & Bloomberg.

He is the author of “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” (available on Amazon). The courses he teaches at the China Sourcing Academy substantially expand upon concepts introduced in his guide book.

Mike founded a boutique sourcing agency in China with 1 employee and 1 client back in 2002.  Today he leads the PassageMaker Group which has 150 employees and on behalf clients manages a 200 million USD supply chain (per annum, at time of writing) of goods flowing from China to the world.

He received a double degree in Diplomacy and Economics in Washington DC and went on to gain an International MBA from the University of South Carolina, which included a year of full-time graduate level courses in China.

Mike spent two years as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar studying Japanese factory management and quality control in Tokyo and Osaka. Later he studied the Chinese language in Manchuria and Beijing. Mike reads, writes and speaks Chinese. He currently spends Spring/Fall in Shenzhen, Winters in Thailand and Summers at the family cottage in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Born 1972.
Bragging rights
Based in Asia since 1993. Based in Mainland China since 1999. First american to achieve the level of black belt in Nippon Kempo thru inter collegiate competition in Japan (early 1990's)
  • University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business
    MBA, 1998 - 2000
    Chinese language and business
  • American University
    BA, 1990 - 1993
    International Studies & Economics
Basic Information
Business Lecturer at China Sourcing Academy & Founder of the PassageMaker Group of companies
Asia Business & Investment
  • China Sourcing Academy
    Business Lecturer, 2015 - present "If you are importing, or thinking about importing products from China, and would like to learn the best practices and common pitfalls… then this online course is for you.” There are two types of seminars available online which deal with issues of China sourcing. Group One: “Learn to import/ Get rich quick buying from China” Seminars These fast-talking pitchmen target small and/or inexperienced buyers, offering to share “secrets” of the import/export business. They even claim to know what products are hot and “guaranteed” to make you easy money. “It’s so easy, you don’t even need to visit the Chinese factories,” they say. If you do a bit of research on these guys, you will find a lot of disappointed graduates. If you look a bit deeper, you may find the some of these “experts” failed in their own sourcing ventures before deciding to become educators! Tuition ranges from a few 100 USD to a few 1000 USD per module. They mask the true cost of their courses by having their students purchase one topic/module at a time. Group Two: China Sourcing Academy Our courses attract a more sophisticated audience fitting the following profile:  Professional business people who know their product and sales channels back home but wish to learn about China sourcing from presenters who are based in China and have a proven track record of success.  Desire a China-direct (ideally factory-direct) relationship with sellers and not afraid to travel overseas in the interest of building better business.  Plan to place medium to large sized orders.  Have customers who are serious about price, quality, lead time and/or the protection of Intellectual Property. visit for course details and tuition.
  • PassageMaker Group
    Founder, 2002 - 2015
    PassageMaker Advisory Group (PMA): The sales & marketing division for the PassageMaker family of companies & brands.
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Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
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