TN-China Network Blog


Inaugural TN-China Network Happy Hour in Chattanooga Wed, Nov 19

  Please join us for the inaugural TN-China Network Happy Hour  An event bringing together Chattanoogans that do business with or have an interest in China. Come to network, see friends, and share China experiences. All are welcome! Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at St. John’s Meeting Place 1274 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN (next door to […]

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Nashville to Be Highlighted on China Central Television

Earlier this month, CCTV-America, the American unit of China Central Television, visited Nashville to interview business leaders for a segment profiling the city. More about the segment can be found on the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce blog.   UPDATE: Find the final CCTV-America feature on Nashville here.

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Beginner Chinese Language Courses Starting Oct 13 at Confucius Institute in Knoxville

Earlier this fall I posted about non-credit Business Chinese Conversation language courses being taught at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Confucius Institute (CI-UTK). Now CI-UTK is offering two language courses for beginners: Basic Chinese 1 and Chinese Conversation for Tourists. Unlike the Business Chinese language courses, neither of these two new courses requires any prior background […]

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After China Trip, McVean Trading of Memphis Provides Update on Status of China’s Economy

Chief Economist Michael Drury of McVean Trading & Investments, a commodities investment firm based out of Memphis, recently returned from one of his frequent trips to China during which he meets with business leaders, economists, academics, government officials, and others in cities across the country to get the inside view on China’s economy.   In […]

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“Secret History” of the First Asians in Knoxville

Here’s a fun read in the MetroPulse about the first Asians, including Chinese, to move to Knoxville, starting with the first Japanese immigrant back in 1881.

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New Telemedicine Opinions Issued in China

Thanks to Tracy Kane in Nashville for giving us a heads up about new regulations on telemedicine in China, including for foreign-based providers. In addition to having a strong hospital management industry, Tennessee has a growing medical IT sector that could tap into the burgeoning telemedicine market in China. Examples of Tennessee’s innovative medical IT […]

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Asian Festival This Saturday Sept 20 in Downtown Knoxville

Come see cultural performances and eat food from across Asia this Saturday September 20 from 10am to 6pm at the First Annual Knoxville Asian Festival in Krutch Park next to Market Square in downtown Knoxville. Door prizes will be given away periodically throughout the day, and City Mayor Madeline Rogero will speak at 12:20 pm.

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Tennessee Well Positioned to Benefit From Hospital Regulatory Changes in China

The healthcare industry in China is booming as the population ages and the middle class continues to grow each year. With China’s ongoing economic restructuring, the regulatory landscape for foreign investment in the healthcare industry is also evolving. Most interestingly China recently announced two separate pilot programs for hospital reforms: one to allow establishment of […]

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US Department of Commerce Supports Tennessee Companies Seeking to Export to China

Across Tennessee, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) Commercial Service assists small- and medium-sized companies seeking to export abroad, including to the China market. With three Export Assistance Centers in the state (one in each Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville) and drawing support from 1,400 trade specialists in 85 countries around the world, the DOC provides […]

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Chinese Schools Across Tennessee Start the Fall Semester

In order to attract more Chinese investment into Tennessee, it is important that the state have schools where the children of Chinese business owners and employees can continue to study Chinese language and keep in touch with their Chinese culture. Fortunately, there are several such schools across Tennessee, and they are now starting up their […]

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