TN-China Network Blog


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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Chinese-American Communities Across Tennessee Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival In Early-Mid September

One of China’s most important annual holidays, Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) this year takes place on Monday, September 8 (the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar). Across Tennessee in early-mid September, Chinese-American communities will be celebrating the festival. Below (in date order) is a listing of several of the events taking place. […]

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Chattanooga International Business Council to Hold Meeting Tomorrow With Guest Speaker Dr. Shih-Lung Shaw of Confucius Institute-UTK

This Thursday, August 28, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce International Business Council (IBC) will hold a meeting with guest speaker Dr. Shih-Lung Shaw, Director of the Confucius Institute (CI) and Professor of Geography at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The title of Dr. Shaw’s talk will be “UT Confucius Institute: Enhancing the Learning of Chinese […]

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Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group Held Meeting Featuring Asian American Business Owners In Middle Tennessee

Last Thursday, August 21, the Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group (TIMBG) held its August monthly meeting in Nashville on Asian American business owners in middle Tennessee. Featured panelists included Dr. Ming Wang of Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center, John Wang of Music City Insurance & Finance and Tennessee Chinese News, and Mustaheed […]

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Business Chinese Conversation Language Course at UTK Confucius Institute Starting Next Wed, Aug 27

The Confucius Institute at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is offering a six-session, non-credit Business Chinese Conversation language course starting next Wednesday, August 27 at 5:30-7:30pm (another section of the same course starts September 3, also 5:30-7:30pm). If you register before 5pm next Monday, August 25, you can receive a 25% discount off the $120 course […]

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UTK Confucius Institute Holds New Academic Year Welcome Reception Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Friday, August 22, the Confucius Institute at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville will hold a New Academic Year Welcome Reception from 5 – 6:30pm in the Great Room of the UTK campus International House. There will be a Chinese cultural performance, refreshments, and more. Check out their website for more details.

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