• TN-China Network Blog


    China News Highlights from TNCN Social Media

    Below are links and highlights from recent articles on China trade and business. To get faster news updates, follow TNCN on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.   Free Trade Helps Tennessee Manufacturers Knoxville News Sentinel (KNS) – Jan. 25, 2017 – “According to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, Tennessee business exported $18.4 billion […]

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    Innovate Manufacturing Receives $20,000 Manufacturing Skills Grant

      On October 21, 2016, Innovate Manufacturing in Knoxville announced that they have been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Development Corporation of Knox County to ease the financial burden of relocating engineers and technicians from China to train Innovate’s Knoxville team. The announcement was made at Innovate’s one-year anniversary open house (photo above). According […]

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    Photos from a Busy Fall of Events with TN-China Network

    TN-China Network (TNCN) has had a busy fall season filled with events this year! At our booth at the Knoxville Asian Festival in August, at our first TNCN happy hour in Nashville in September sponsored by COFACE, and while speaking at the Tennessee World Affairs Council CHINA Town Hall in October, we had a great […]

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    Tours of Chinese-Invested Factories in East TN TODAY!

      We apologize for the late notice, but we just found out about great opportunities to tour Chinese-invested factories in East Tennessee, and we wanted get the word out in case you are able to make it!   Tour Yanfeng Automotive Interiors – TODAY 8 – 9:30 am ET Automotive interior parts manufacturer Yanfeng Automotive […]

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    Job Openings at Chinese Companies in Tennessee

      Several Chinese companies in Tennessee are now hiring. Please read below for details of the positions.   East Tennessee Cirrus Aircraft – Knoxville/Alcoa The Cirrus Aircraft Corporation is an aircraft manufacturer that was founded in 1984. The company is headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, United States, and is now owned by China Aviation Industry General […]

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    Greater China Investment Announcements in Tennessee More Than Doubled in 2015

    (Translation by Fei Liu) In 2015, eight companies from mainland China and Hong Kong announced new investments in Tennessee, more than double the number of investment announcements in the state from greater China in 2014, according to TN-China Network research. In addition, four companies from mainland China and Taiwan announced expansions in Tennessee in 2015. […]

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    TN-China Network in the News in 2015

      In 2015, TN-China Network (TNCN) was quoted and featured in articles and interviews by several media outlets, with highlights excerpted below. Click the links to read or listen.   Article: “Nonprofit Promotes Business Ties with China“ Knoxville Business Journal – December 7, 2015 While the rate of growth has slowed, global outbound investment from […]

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    Innovate Manufacturing Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony – Knoxville, Fri Oct 16

    Knoxville’s newest Chinese-invested company, Innovate Manufacturing Inc., is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new facility on Friday, October 16. Innovate Manufacturing is a Chinese-owned plastic injection molding manufacturer that established its US headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee, this year. In August, the company announced a US $4.7 million investment for facility renovation and equipment purchases, […]

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    TNCN Discusses Chinese Investment in East TN in Knoxville News Sentinel Sunday

    TN-China Network’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Rowland, was interviewed by the Knoxville News Sentinel on Chinese investment in East Tennessee. The article was published Sunday. Below are excerpts: In East Tennessee, The TN China Network, which promotes business connections between the state and China, lists six projects resulting from Chinese investment. …. Tennessee offers a number […]

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