TN-China Network Blog


China as a Source of Tennessee Jobs

China has long been blamed for stealing American manufacturing jobs. But in this globalized internet age, China can also help create American jobs – including jobs in Tennessee – through service exports and Chinese direct investment. The Wall Street Journal published an article in May detailing how the internet is connecting the growing Chinese middle […]

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Dragon Boat Festivals Across Tennessee June 20th and 21st

This weekend, people across Tennessee are celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival, one of the most important annual Chinese holidays. Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) is holding a dragon boat race fundraiser at the Cove at Concord Park on Saturday, June 20th starting at 8:00am. On the same day, Chattanooga Chinese Association is hosting a Chattanooga […]

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Tennessee R&D and Tech Commercialization Programs Provide Opportunities for TN-China Collaboration

As Tennessee has made progress toward developing its high-tech economy, China too is seeking to move up the economic value chain and develop its high-tech R&D capabilities. Though not yet tapped, significant potential exists for Chinese companies to collaborate with Tennessee companies and institutions on R&D and commercialization of new technology in both the US […]

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Seminar on Preparing Your Website for Global Sales, June 4

If you plan to export, a key step is to make sure your company website is ready for international marketing and global sales. Are you not sure where to start? Are you worried about cultural pitfalls? Do you lack website design resources? Are you not sure how to use the internet to sell your products […]

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TNCN’s Executive Director Discusses Evan Osnos’ New Book on China in Knoxville Wed May 20

Join Elizabeth Rowland, Executive Director of TN-China Network, for a discussion of Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos on Wednesday, May 20, at 12 noon in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium, 601 South Gay Street, in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. The discussion will be part of the Knox […]

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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis Announces Affiliation with Hospital in China

On May 1, 2015, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare announced a long-distance affiliation with Lu’an Municipal Hospital, a 900-bed hospital in Lu’an city, Anhui province, China, about 400 miles west of Shanghai. According to the Commercial Appeal, “Methodist’s services [for Lu’an Municipal Hospital] will include training programs in Memphis as well as long-distance consulting for administrators, […]

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Photos from TN-China Network Happy Hour in Chattanooga April 29, 2015

Thank you to everyone who came out to the TN-China Network Happy Hour in Chattanooga April 29 at St. John’s Meeting Place! And thank you to our event sponsor, InXpress, for presenting on 5 Tips Companies Should Know About Shipping To and From China!  

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More Upcoming Export/Import Training Events in May

Several training events across Tennessee related to exporting and importing are coming up in May. See below for descriptions of the events.   Global Trade in Chattanooga – Chattanooga, TN – May 13, 2015 Event Organizer: Tennessee Small Business Development Center – Chattanooga and Regions Bank Time: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:00 am to 10:30 […]

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Provision Healthcare to Build US $100M Proton Therapy Center in China

In early April, Provision Healthcare, based in Knoxville, TN, announced the signing of a joint agreement with the Tianjin Taishan Cancer Hospital (International Personalized Cancer Center, “IPCC”) in northern China to build the first and only proton therapy center in the free trade zone and develop a training facility for medical providers as part of […]

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Upcoming Export/Import Trainings, China E-Commerce, and China Networking Events in May

  Several events related to exporting, importing, China e-commerce, and China business networking are coming up in May. See below for descriptions of the events.     TN-China Network Happy Hour – Chattanooga, TN – April 29, 2015 Event Organizer: TN-China Network Time: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:30pm to 8:00pm Location: St. John’s Meeting Place, […]

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