Dezan Shira’s Chris Devonshire-Ellis on Handling COVID-19: “It’s What You Do Next That Matters”

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Chris Devonshire-Ellis, the Chairman of Dezan Shira & Associates has given a 20 minute TV interview to Todologisticas in Brazil, the business channel familiar to all in South America. In the interview, Chris briefly discusses a couple of the latest Brazilian jazz releases, before settling down to answer larger questions, such as the strategic reasons behind the US-China Trade War and its global impact, the advent of new information technologies and workplace impact of COVID-19, and how SMEs and individual investors with small companies can react to keep afloat during these difficult times.

The interview can be viewed here:

The interview is conducted in English after the Portuguese introduction. Chris took part in the interview from his summer home in Nuwara Eliya in the Sri Lankan mountains. Dezan Shira & Associates can assist Mercosur-based companies to establish sales channels and market entry facilities in Asia, including China, ASEAN, and India. Please contact the practice at or

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China Briefing is written and produced by Dezan Shira & Associates. The practice assists foreign investors into China and has done so since 1992 through offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Suzhou, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong.

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