TN-China Network Blog


Tennessee ranked 15th in the number of export-related jobs in 2014

On Tuesday the Chattanooga Times Free Press published an article on Tennessee exports and the resulting jobs created. Below are some key highlights from the article. For the full article, click here: “The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates in 2014 that 209,071 jobs in Georgia and 158,913 jobs in Tennessee were driven by exports. Among […]

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Teknovation Profiles TN-China Network and Executive Director Elizabeth Rowland

Local Tennessee technology and innovation blog Teknovation.biz profiled TN-China Network and Executive Director Elizabeth Rowland in a two-part series this month. Part one outlines Rowland’s career path, from Tennessee to China and back, up to her founding of TN-China Network in the fall of 2014. Part two describes opportunities for China-Tennessee business and trade, and […]

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Chinese Logistics Business Delegation Visits West Memphis

Check out this article from the Memphis Business Journal about a Chinese logistics business delegation that visited West Memphis, just across the river from Memphis, TN, in mid-March. Below is a short excerpt: “A group of nine Chinese businessmen traveled from Shenzhen and Shanghai to tour the rail, freight and trucking access in West Memphis […]

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Implications of China’s Draft Anti-Terrorism Law for Global Technology

Scott Livingston writes about an important China policy development for technology companies to keep a close eye on. Check out his article entitled “The Implications of China’s Draft Anti-Terrorism Law for Global Technology” on the Privacy Tracker blog of the International Association of Privacy Professionals website. See below for a short excerpt: “Under the draft […]

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China E-Commerce Seminar in Atlanta April 30

Is your business looking to enter the China market, but not quite ready to open brick-and-mortar stores? Does your company want to tap into the huge and growing e-commerce market in China, but isn’t sure how to get started or is worried about supporting Chinese-language sales? If so, you might consider taking a drive down […]

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New Session of Chinese Language Courses Starting in Early March at Confucius Institute – UT-Knoxville

The Confucius Institute at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville is starting another series of Chinese language and culture courses starting this week. The classes offered are: Basic Chinese 1 (starting March 10) Basic Chinese 2 (starting March 9) Advanced Business Chinese Conversation (starting March 9) Chinese Conversation for Tourists (starting March 5) Chinese Culture […]

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Chinese Embassy Officials Visit Chattanooga

On January 29 and 30, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chattanooga International Business Council hosted a Red Carpet Tour of the Gig City for officials from consulates, embassies, and international chambers of commerce. Two officials from the economic and commercial section of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, First Secretary Yong CHEN and […]

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Chinese New Year Celebrations To Take Place Across Tennessee Throughout February

The most important Chinese holiday – known as Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival – this year falls on Thursday, February 19, ringing in the Year of the Goat (or Sheep, depending on how you translate 羊). If you do business with China, but aren’t familiar with this Chinese holiday, it would […]

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Status of Tennessee’s startup environment

Check out this article on Teknovation.biz for good news on Tennessee’s startup and angel/venture investor environment. Ken Woody, President of Innova Memphis, sums it up well at the close of the article: “We are definitely seeing more deals in Tennessee and the quality has improved substantially. The entrepreneurial landscape has created more educated entrepreneurs who […]

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New Non-Credit Chinese Language Courses Starting Next Week at Confucius Institute – UT-Knoxville

Do you do business with China? Then learning at least a little bit of Mandarin is a must in order to strengthen your business relationships and better navigate intercultural communication. The Confucius Institute at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville is offering a new series of Chinese language and culture courses starting the week of […]

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